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A husband has been released from his obligation to pay R10 000 in spousal maintenance after presenting evidence in the Gauteng High Court (Johannesburg) that his wife concealed her income.
A KZN businessman who spent his money on cryptocurrency and online dating, failed in his bid to get over R26 000 in spousal maintenance from his estranged wife, reports IoL.
A wife who made it clear that she was unprepared to tighten her belt pending her divorce with her husband, as she was accustomed to a certain lifestyle, turned to the court to demand the husband pay her R84 000 a month in maintenance and won.
An eye specialist earning R375 000 a month has failed to persuade the High Court to reduce, then entirely scrap, maintenance payments to his estranged wife after discovering she inherited R1.7m and was now ‘wealthy’.
Gauteng High Court (Johannesburg) Acting Judge Hasani Malungana has ruled that two women, who were married to the same man, are recognised as the deceased’s legal widows and, if they so want, can have both of their marriages registered.
A woman has been refused her claim for R128 298 a month maintenance on top of her car, medical aid, cellphone and levy costs as interim relief pending her divorce, says a TimesLIVE report.
The SA Law Review Commission (LRC) discussion paper – which proposes progressive changes to the country’s 40-year-old Matrimonial Property Act – has appeared to raise the ire of some members of the Muslim community.
The Legal Resources Centre (LRC) and the Commission for Gender Equality (CGE) have welcomed the Constitutional Court's ruling that has declared a section of the Divorce Act as unconstitutional, calling it a ‘victory for women’.
The Constitutional Court has ordered Parliament to amend the Divorce Act to give more spouses a chance to claim a share of the assets of a former partner after a split.
A husband who had ‘recklessly’ spent money from the joint estate belonging to him and his wife, whom he is now divorcing, will forfeit his half of his soon-to-be ex-wife's Government Employees Pension Fund payout.
The United Ulama Council of SA (UUCSA) is of the opinion that the draft Divorce Amendment Bill infringes on Islamic marriage and divorce law.
The reality of the hard economic times middle-class South Africans are experiencing is felt especially during dragged-out divorce proceedings, a judge said during an application by a wife for her soon-to-be ex-husband to up his monthly maintenance towards her and their children.
A divorcee is to be paid a further amount of over R800 000 in respect of pension benefits, after she was awarded R3 225 303 – which represented 50% of the value of her deceased ex-husband’s retirement benefit.
A woman’s legal bid for the court to declare her and her now-deceased partner life partners in order to benefit from his estate has failed.
A man (84) who divorced his wife in September 1992 turned to the courts to have his maintenance payment to his former wife reduced, claiming he could not afford it any longer.