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RULE 43 APPLICATION FOR INTERIM CONTACT 

Mr Zulu approached our office to assist him with a divorce, where the parties have minor children. The divorce between Mr and Mrs Zulu is acrimonious, and Mrs Zulu has refused to allow Mr Zulu to have any contact with the minor children. In order to assist Mr Zulu

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 TERMINATING PARENTAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND RIGHTS

Ms Hendricks recently approached our offices for advice on the issue of the termination of her ex-husband’s parental responsibilities and rights in respect of their daughter who is 6 years old. She advised our offices that she divorced her husband in 2019 due to the abuse and infidelity that

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outside offers when buying immovable property

OUTSIDE OFFERS WHEN BUYING IMMOVABLE PROPERTY

The “outside offer” normally forms part of the wording of the suspensive condition pertaining to the sale of the purchaser’s property. This means that the purchase of the property is subject to the purchaser being able to sell his/her existing property. Generally the proceeds of the sale of the

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FAMILY SOLICITORS – AN OVERVIEW

Family Law Solicitors, much like South African Family Law Attorneys deal with a number of issues which include jurisdiction and conflict of law; pre- and post-nuptial agreements (ANC’s)  and matrimonial property regimes; divorce, nullity, children, surrogacy and adoption, cohabitation, family dispute resolution, civil partnership/same-sex marriage. Common law is the

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HOW IS IMMOVABLE PROPERTY DEALT WITH IN DIVORCE?

If immovable property is registered in a deeds registry and it formed an asset of a joint estate of spouses have been divorced, and one of them has, in terms of a divorce order acquired the share of his or her former spouse in the property, the registrar may,

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UNIVERSAL PARTNERSHIPS

There is no common-law marriage in South African law and therefore the period of time that a couple spends living together does not translate into a default marriage. The principle of a universal partnership assists cohabitees by affording them a right to a share in the property acquired during

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DIVORCE ATTORNEY

Mrs Peach and Mr Peach wanted to get divorced. They concluded a Settlement Agreement and Parenting Plan and proceeded to finalize the divorce. However, after the divorce was finalized, it came to Mrs Peach’s attention that the Decree of Divorce was materially incorrect in that the Judge, at the

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UNCONTESTED DIVORCE

Mr and Mrs Zulu were married 15 years ago. Sadly, their marriage has reached such a state of disintegration that they no longer have the same love and affection they once had for each other. They have become incompatible, and are intent on divorce.  Whilst they no longer have

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RULE 43 APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ONLY FOR INTERIM MAINTENANCE

Rule 43 of the Uniform Rules of Court aims to avoid any considerable prejudice to either party pending divorce. Rule 43 is used for matters relating to interim care or contact with the parties’ child/children; maintenance for the spouse and/or children; and enforcing certain payments and interim contributions towards

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