November 2016

Court rules that exes must share pensions

2016-11-15T09:35:51+00:00

Pretoria - In a groundbreaking judgment for couples married in community of property but divorced, the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) has ruled that pensions fall into their joint estate and form part of half of the assets each party would receive. Leading Pretoria divorce lawyer Selwyn Shapiro said that

Court rules that exes must share pensions2016-11-15T09:35:51+00:00

September 2015

Act turns screws on maintenance dodgers

2019-04-25T08:51:50+00:00

Pretoria - By signing the Maintenance Amendment Act into law last week, President Jacob Zuma has improved the system, which will assist in bringing parents dodging payments or former spouses to book. The act not only streamlines the way forward for those constantly struggling to receive maintenance for themselves

Act turns screws on maintenance dodgers2019-04-25T08:51:50+00:00

November 2013

North Gauteng High Court provides clarity on adoption by step-parents

2019-04-25T08:53:08+00:00

On 30 October 2013 the North Gauteng High Court handed down judgment in a case in which it was asked to clarify certain sections of the Children's Act to facilitate the process whereby a step-parent may apply to the Children's Court to adopt. The sections were vague and caused confusion, step-parents

North Gauteng High Court provides clarity on adoption by step-parents2019-04-25T08:53:08+00:00