Rights of a ‘spouse’ in a same-sex relationship

The Gory and Brooks case changed the law At a time when same-sex marriages were not allowed Mark Gory and his partner, Henry Brooks, met in 2003, bought a house in 2004 and lived together as a married couple until Brooks died suddenly, without a will, in April 2005. Brooks’s family started taking things from the… Continue Reading

‘Spouse’ in Intestate Succession Act and the Maintenance of Surviving Spouses Act includes partners to Muslim marriages

Persons married according to Muslim rites are spouses for the purposes of inheriting or claiming from estates where the deceased died without leaving a will. ‘Spouse’ in Intestate Succession Act and the Maintenance of Surviving Spouses Act includes partners to Muslim marriages In Daniels v Campbell NO and others (Case number: CCT40/03) the Constitutional Court decided that persons married according to Muslim… Continue Reading

‘Spouse’ in Intestate Succession Act and the Maintenance of Surviving Spouses Act includes partners to Muslim marriages

Persons married according to Muslim rites are spouses for the purposes of inheriting or claiming from estates where the deceased died without leaving a will. ‘Spouse’ in Intestate Succession Act and the Maintenance of Surviving Spouses Act includes partners to Muslim marriages   In Daniels v Campbell NO and others (Case number: CCT40/03) the Constitutional Court decided that persons married according to… Continue Reading

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