Law of Divorce and Dissolution of Life Partnerships in South Africa, The

Product Attributes

  • Soft Cover
  • 9781485107347
  • 1st Edition
  • 800 Pages
  • 2015

Authors

Heaton, J (Editor)

2015 - 1st Edition

R 995.00

About this Publication:

The Law of Divorce and Dissolution of Life Partnerships in South Africa is a comprehensive publication that provides a detailed exposition and analysis of the law relating to the termination of civil unions, civil marriages, customary marriages, Muslim marriages and Hindu marriages by divorce. The publication also offers an in-depth discussion and analysis of the law relating to the dissolution of life (domestic) partnerships. Written by a team of subject specialists, it provides a rich source of expertise.

The book is divided into five parts. Part 1 focuses on the dissolution of civil marriages and civil unions by divorce. This part deals with the grounds for divorce, the personal and financial consequences of divorce, and the position of minor and dependent children of divorced or divorcing spouses or civil union partners. Part 2 focuses on all aspects of divorce in customary marriages, while Part 3 concerns divorce in Muslim marriages and Hindu marriages. Part 4 addresses all aspects relating to the dissolution of a life partnership. The final part of the book — Part 5 — considers issues that are of general application to divorce and the dissolution of life partnerships. These issues are domestic violence; jurisdiction, procedure, and costs; mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution; and conflict of laws.

Contents Include:

  • Part 1: The dissolution of a civil marriage or civil union by divorce
    • The grounds for divorce - J A Robinson
    • The personal consequences of divorce – J C Sonnekus
    • The proprietary consequences of divorce - J Heaton
    • Post-divorce maintenance for a spouse or civil union - M de Jong and J Heaton
    • The position of minor and dependent children of divorcing and divorced spouses or civil union partners - T Boezaart
  • Part 2: The dissolution of a customary marriage by divorce - C Himonga
  • Part 3: The dissolution of a Muslim marriage or a Hindu marriage by divorce - N Moosa and C Rautenbach
  • Part 4: The dissolution of a life or domestic partnership - B Smith
  • Part 5: Issues of general application to divorce and the dissolution of a life or domestic partnership
    • Domestic violence - E Bonthuys
    • Jurisdiction, procedure and costs - A Catto
    • Mediation and other appropriate forms of alternative dispute resolution upon divorce - M de Jong
    • Conflict of laws - C Schulze

Of Interest and Benefit to:

  • Legal practitioners
  • Academics
  • Researchers
  • Postgraduate students
  • Presiding officers