September 6, 2021

Ignoring a court order because the court is wrong

When you are on the receiving end of a court order, it would be wise to obey the terms set out in it. Disobedience in terms of a court may cause a court to hold you […]
June 21, 2021

How the amendment to the Civil Union Act affects marriage officers

The Civil Union Act 17 of 2006 (“the Act”) was enacted to provide for the solemnisation of civil unions by way of either a marriage or civil […]
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 […]
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