May 4, 2021

What role do grandparents play in a child’s wellbeing?

By operation of law, the liability to maintain someone is based on three factors: firstly, the claimant’s inability to support himself or herself; secondly, his or her relationship […]
March 17, 2021

Do I have to pay maintenance to my spouse when we get a divorce?

The court may grant an order that one party should pay the other party spousal maintenance during and after divorce proceedings. Whether a spouse is entitled […]
November 3, 2020

Is it truly in the best interest of the child?

Section 28(2) of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996 (“the Constitution”) states that a child’s best interests are of paramount importance in every […]
June 9, 2020

Divorce – Accrual – Living Annuities an Asset in The Estate

In the case of CM v EM it was held in the Supreme Court of Appeal of South Africa (“SCA”), case number 10861/2018, that: “The value of the […]