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International Child Custody Laws: What are your rights?

Explore the legal intricacies of the Central Authority v NM [2024] case, which addresses international child abduction under the Hague Convention, focusing on habitual residence, wrongful retention, and defenses against child return.

The Family Law Round-Up April 2024 – 18 Recent Family Law Cases You Should Know About

Explore our comprehensive overview of key April 2024 family law cases in South Africa. Learn about recent legal developments in divorce, customary marriages, and more, impacting family law practices.

Navigating Parental Leave: The Van Wyk Judgment and Its Implications for Equality and Dignity

Explore the Johannesburg High Court’s transformative ruling in Van Wyk And Others v Minister Of Employment And Labour, revolutionizing parental leave entitlements in South Africa to promote equality and recognize diverse parental roles.

A Cautionary Tale Against Unilateral Parenting Decisions – DM v CHP (B6773/23) [2024] ZAGPPHC 76

Discover how the Pretoria High Court’s decision in DM v CHP emphasizes the critical importance of considering children’s best interests in parental disputes, showcasing the legal obligations under the Children’s Act 38 of 2005.

Forfeiture of Patrimonial Benefits and Misconduct – Lessons from M.F.B v J.B

Forfeiture of Patrimonial Benefits and Misconduct – Lessons from M.F.B v J.B

In the Limpopo High Court case M.F.B v J.B (5674/2016) decided on 24 January 2024, the issue of forfeiture of patrimonial benefits was a central point of contention. This case highlights the complexities involved in divorce proceedings, particularly concerning the division of joint assets and pension interests.

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“The Impact of Ignoring Court Orders in Children’s Matters” – Exploring the Repercussions of Non-Compliance in Family Law

“The Impact of Ignoring Court Orders in Children’s Matters” – Exploring the Repercussions of Non-Compliance in Family Law

Discover the significant consequences of ignoring court orders in family law through the lens of the North Gauteng High Court ruling in B.M.G.S v M.B.S (26675/2022). This critical judgment underscores the importance of adhering to legal directives in matters concerning children’s well-being, highlighting the judiciary’s firm stance on ensuring compliance with court-ordered contact arrangements. Learn about the pivotal role of the Children’s Act in safeguarding children’s rights and the severe repercussions for non-compliance, including imprisonment for contempt of court.

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