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How recent judgements are making it easier to claim maintenance

A blog article by Tania Jones (previously Abbotts)  It’s not often that a legal argument about maintenance reaches the Supreme Court of Appeal in South Africa. This is partly because most Magistrates’ Courts have their own maintenance division with court officials who are specially trained in maintenance law. They first attempt to reach a settlement between the parties and when they are not successful, the matter is then referred to the Maintenance Court. The Magistrate then considers evidence from both sides to make a ruling. While this process sounds easy, the reality is more complex and often takes over three to...

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New Law created at the Supreme Court of Appeal in one of Hammond Pole’s Divorces.

Hammond Pole Attorneys are ecstatic to announce that the law pertaining to divorce and accrual has forever been changed! Our very own Senior Associate at Hammond Pole Attorneys, Tania Abbotts, attended to a matter in 2016, whereby the high court ordered that a living annuity cannot be included in a spouse’s estate for purposes of calculating accrual. This meant that the court confirmed that spouses involved in a divorce could purchase a living annuity, and effectively use it to place their Pension Interests, in order to reduce their total assets when it came to assessing whether there was an accrual claim. South...

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