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, 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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Financial planning for couples married with the accrual system

What couples need to be aware of when making financial decisions. Image: Shutterstock If you’re married out of community of property with the accrual system, you will have an ante-nuptial contract in place which sets out the financial consequences of your union. Including the accrual system is a way to ensure that each spouse gains […]

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Marriage fraudsters could have their citizenship revoked

Motsoaledi targets marriages of convenience Home Affairs Minister Aaron Motsoaledi is set to crack down on marriages of convenience, often pursued for immigration purposes, as he ushers in a complete revamp to the Marriage Act, Customary Marriages Act and Civil Union Act. The single marriage law is due to come into effect next year. This […]

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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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