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Husband’s claim for spousal maintenance dismissed

By Daily News Published on Friday, 12 April 2024
Tags: #Litigation #Marriage and Divorce Law
A ‘cheating and abusive’ husband who sought R15 000 monthly maintenance from his wife failed to convince the Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) that he needed the funds.

Three wives all have equal status

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 10 April 2024
Tags: #Constitutional Law #Litigation #Marriage and Divorce Law
The case of a wealthy man who is now dead, his three wives and one estate from which all three women wanted to benefit was the subject of an application before the Mpumalanga High Court (Mbombela), says a Pretoria News report.

Fraudulent divorce revoked

By Daily News Published on Monday, 11 March 2024
Tags: #Litigation #Marriage and Divorce Law
A woman (67) who was not aware that she was fraudulently divorced from her estranged husband, who tried to evict her from her home, had the divorce revoked by Gauteng High Court (Johannesburg) Acting Judge Leigh Franck.

Judge curbs wife’s request for ‘excessive’ expenses

By Daily News Published on Thursday, 07 March 2024
Tags: #Litigation #Marriage and Divorce Law
Interim maintenance pending a divorce was not created to give an interim meal ticket to an applicant who quite clearly at the divorce trial will not be able to establish a right to maintenance.

Cheating ex-husband entitled to proceeds of joint estate

By Daily News Published on Thursday, 29 February 2024
Tags: #Litigation #Marriage and Divorce Law
A Pretoria woman who wanted to keep the house she once shared with her cheating ex-husband for herself, didn’t get her way after the court found that his misconduct was not enough to order a forfeiture of the joint estate.

Former CEO's wife seeks hefty maintenance

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 27 February 2024
Tags: #Litigation #Marriage and Divorce Law
A former prominent property fund CEO could be compelled to pay spousal maintenance of R350 000 a month following a split with his wife after more than a decade of marriage, reports City Press.

Customary marriage valid

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 20 February 2024
Tags: #African Customary Law #Litigation #Marriage and Divorce Law
In what a Pretoria News report calls yet another battle between two women who both claim they are the customary wives of their now-dead husband, the Free State High Court (Bloemfontein) has declared the first wife – who was married to him for 26 years and bore him 13 children – is the lawful wife.

Judge rules against wife’s bid to jail husband

By Daily News Published on Monday, 19 February 2024
Tags: #Litigation #Marriage and Divorce Law
A Cape Town woman who demanded that her soon-to-be ex-husband be sent to jail for six months for contempt of court because he could not afford to pay private school fees for their two children has been described as ‘callous’ in a finding by the Western Cape High Court.

Judge opts for middle road in Rule 43 dispute

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 14 February 2024
Tags: #Litigation #Marriage and Divorce Law
In Rule 43 applications, there are often many more versions a court has to consider; especially regarding children.

Wife loses forfeiture bid against husband

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 06 February 2024
Tags: #Litigation #Marriage and Divorce Law
A woman who was fed-up with her husband’s lack of ambition for not studying further to improve his earning capacity as well as his alleged infidelity, failed in a legal bid for him to forfeit his share of their house and other benefits upon divorce.

Husband ordered to pay maintenance pending divorce

By Daily News Published on Friday, 02 February 2024
Tags: #Marriage and Divorce Law #Media Law
A husband has been ordered by Gauteng High Court (Johannesburg) Acting Judge Mohamed to pay his estranged wife R18 000 for spousal maintenance after she was allegedly forced to move out of their marital home and now lives in KZN with her boyfriend.

Wife fails to get R2.5m for legal fees

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 23 January 2024
Tags: #Litigation #Marriage and Divorce Law
Divorce can be a costly matter, especially if the parties nitpick every aspect of their divorce, says a Pretoria News report. A woman, who asked the court to order her estranged husband to contribute nearly R2.5m towards her legal fees, found this out in the Gauteng High Court (Pretoria).

‘Bad husband’ loses out on pension millions

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 16 January 2024
Tags: #Litigation #Marriage and Divorce Law
Gauteng High Court (Johannesburg) Judge Leicester Adams has ordered that a man forfeit half his wife’s R7m pension during their divorce because he was a ‘bad husband’ during their marriage.

Husband fails to get urgent divorce

By Daily News Published on Thursday, 11 January 2024
Tags: #Litigation #Marriage and Divorce Law
A man who is suffering from stage four liver cancer has been thwarted in his bid to obtain an 'urgent' divorce while financial and other disputes are outstanding.

Man faces imprisonment over maintenance arrears

By Daily News Published on Monday, 11 December 2023
Tags: #Litigation #Marriage and Divorce Law
A KZN businessman who defaulted on payments on his children’s school fees, monthly rental and their medical aid premiums, told the court he was unable to make some of the payments due to lack of funds.

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