Understanding the Divorce Amendment Act, 2024: What It Means for Muslim Marriages

The Divorce Amendment Act, 2024, is a significant piece of legislation in South Africa that brings much-needed clarity and protection

Understanding the Divorce Amendment Act, 2024: What It Means for Muslim Marriages

The Divorce Amendment Act, 2024, is a significant piece of legislation in South Africa that brings much-needed clarity and protection

Understanding customary marriage in South African law

The Recognition of Customary Marriages Act (RCMA) of 1998 represents a significant step in formalising customary marriages in South Africa,

By Isabel van den Ende 5 Min Read

Shared Lives, Separate Laws: Understanding Cohabitation Without an Agreement

Cohabitation relationships refer to the act of living together with someone in an intimate and committed relationship without being married

By Danielle Mylie 11 Min Read

Customary Law in South Africa: Are you really married? 

Understanding Marriage Recognition  South Africa's rich cultural diversity influences our legal system, particularly in recognising marriages. Customary law plays a

By Isabel van den Ende 9 Min Read

Radio Interview: How is the amount for child maintenance calculated? Part 2

Part 2: Clement Manyathela speaks to Isabel van den Ende, Senior Associate in the Family Law Department at Barnard, about

By Isabel van den Ende 0 Min Read

Private Law in 2024: Family Law and Personal Rights 

In a clear sign that South Africa’s constitutional democracy is maturing, laws relating to family law and personal rights were

By Isabel van den Ende 3 Min Read

When back to school just isn’t cool | A Legal Explainer

Steps to take if your child becomes the victim of bullying For most children starting school this month – be

By Isabel van den Ende 8 Min Read

Constitutional Court adjusts Immigration Law: A step forward for foreign parents in South Africa

In a pivotal ruling on December 4, 2023, the Constitutional Court of South Africa delivered a judgment that significantly impacts

By Isabel van den Ende 4 Min Read

Radio Interview: How is the amount for child maintenance calculated?

Clement Manyathela speaks to Isabel van den Ende, Senior Associate in the Family Law Department at Barnard, about the process

By Isabel van den Ende 0 Min Read