Divorce

December 18, 2023

IMMINENT CHANGES TO THE DIVORCE ACT

Muslim marriages given full legal recognition. During 2022 the Constitution Court found in Women’s Legal Centre Trust v President of the Republic of South Africa and […]
April 24, 2020

Divorce proceedings during lockdown

Unfortunately, during the lockdown period only urgent matters arising from the activities associated with disaster management will be attended to.All is however not at a deadlock […]
March 12, 2019

Interim maintenance until date of divorce: Husband’s nightmare and wife’s weapon?

Given the complicated nature of divorce proceedings, and the length of time required to finalise a divorce, the existence of interim relief until the date of […]
October 22, 2018

CAN I AVOID A DRAWN-OUT LEGAL BATTLE WHEN I GET DIVORCED?

Normal procedure in an opposed divorce: Divorce proceedings can lead to a long, drawn-out and very expensive procedure if the parties are not able to reach […]
April 4, 2018

HOW TO APPLY FOR SPOUSAL MAINTENANCE?

Maintenance is the obligation to provide another person, for example a minor, with housing, food, clothing, education and medical care, or with the means that are […]
December 7, 2017

AM I STILL LIABLE FOR MY SPOUSE’S DEBT AFTER DIVORCE?

A husband and wife buy a house together. Their marriage takes a tumble, along with their ­finances, and they have to sell their home and are […]
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