Divorce and Maintenance

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Appeal Court settles debate on when you can claim arrear maintenance

13 April 2022

A friend of yours has been divorced for a few years now. Her ex was supposed to pay maintenance, but it wasn’t long before he started paying less and less and then eventually stopped. Your friend was just too fearful of conflict to do anything about it and continued to raise her kids by herself. Now however, money is tight and she is wondering if there is anything she can do to get her ex to pay the maintenance he should have paid?

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Can you sequestrate an ex-spouse for failing to pay maintenance?

14 September 2021

My ex-husband is required to pay maintenance every month in terms of our divorce settlement. He has stopped paying, saying he can’t afford it anymore and is now considerably in arrears. I know he has a lot of financial assets that can cover what he owes me, but he just says he can’t liquidate those now as he will lose money. Can I have him sequestrated so he can pay up?

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When do maintenance obligations prescribe?

20 May 2021

My ex-husband has for some time now not paid his maintenance as per the court order. Because I had a job and was earning a basic income, I just left it as I didn’t want the hassle of trying to get him to pay. Now I’ve been retrenched and have asked him to pay his outstanding maintenance, but he refuses and says his attorney told him that his obligation to pay has prescribed. Surely this can’t be right?

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Pending divorce and evicting your abusive partner

12 October 2020

My husband and I are busy getting a divorce. We are currently still living under the same roof, but my husband insults me and is quite abusive in front of our children. We bought the house together but I don’t want him living there. Is there any way I can force him to move out before we are divorced?

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Appeal Court settles debate on when you can claim arrear maintenance

13 April 2022

A friend of yours has been divorced for a few years now. Her ex was supposed to pay maintenance, but it wasn’t long before he started paying less and less and then eventually stopped. Your friend was just too fearful of conflict to do anything about it and continued to raise her kids by herself. Now however, money is tight and she is wondering if there is anything she can do to get her ex to pay the maintenance he should have paid?

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READ MORE
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Article

Can you sequestrate an ex-spouse for failing to pay maintenance?

14 September 2021

My ex-husband is required to pay maintenance every month in terms of our divorce settlement. He has stopped paying, saying he can’t afford it anymore and is now considerably in arrears. I know he has a lot of financial assets that can cover what he owes me, but he just says he can’t liquidate those now as he will lose money. Can I have him sequestrated so he can pay up?

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READ MORE
354
Article

When do maintenance obligations prescribe?

20 May 2021

My ex-husband has for some time now not paid his maintenance as per the court order. Because I had a job and was earning a basic income, I just left it as I didn’t want the hassle of trying to get him to pay. Now I’ve been retrenched and have asked him to pay his outstanding maintenance, but he refuses and says his attorney told him that his obligation to pay has prescribed. Surely this can’t be right?

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READ MORE
277
Article

Pending divorce and evicting your abusive partner

12 October 2020

My husband and I are busy getting a divorce. We are currently still living under the same roof, but my husband insults me and is quite abusive in front of our children. We bought the house together but I don’t want him living there. Is there any way I can force him to move out before we are divorced?

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READ MORE
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We can assist you in the good, the bad and the ugly!

Let our family help your family.

Our family law professionals provide expert services in relation to divorce and maintenance matters.
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