Court orders man with luxurious lifestyle to pay over R100,000 spousal maintenance

High court orders husband

A Johannesburg businessman has been ordered to pay his estranged wife over R100,000 in spousal maintenance until their divorce is finalised. Reprinted from iol.co.za, by Brenda Masilela – 2023-10-23 The ruling was made by the South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg after the wife filed a Rule 43 application in which she sought interim maintenance for […]

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Online applications in the pipeline for protection orders, divorces: Lamola

The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed some silver linings. Justice minister Ronald Lamola announces steps to make it easier to secure uncontested divorces, protection orders and maintenance orders, and measures to increase the fight against domestic violence. Reprinted from Dispatch Live, By Andisiwe Makinana – 2020-07-23 New laws will provide for online applications for uncontested divorces, child […]

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Considering divorce? These are all the legal terms you need to know

This article on divorce proceedings is reprinted from All4Women, by Simon Dippenaar – 2020-07-03 Your marriage is on shaky ground, and you are considering divorce. You’ve done a bit of research into the process, and now you’re more confused than ever. What is mediation? What is interim maintenance? How do you know what you need […]

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Rule 43 is not unconstitutional, High Court rules

Constitutional validity of Rule 43 challenged by aggrieved husband It was Charles Dickens who, through his character Mr. Bumble in Oliver Twist, said, “The law is an ass.” It’s true that sometimes the legal system can appear obstinate when laws are applied rigidly. But the law is also a stalwart tool that protects our rights. […]

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