Maintenance order in favour of an ex-wife terminates on the death of the ex-husband

Unless the agreement of settlement concluded between divorcing parties expressly states so, a maintenance order in favour of an ex-wife terminates on the death of the ex-husband.

Maintenance orders terminate on death of ex-husband

Unless the agreement of settlement concluded between divorcing parties expressly states so, a maintenance order in favour of an ex-wife terminates on the death of the ex-husband. Hodges v Coubrough 1991 (3) SA 58 (D & CLD)

So if you are getting divorced, make sure that provision is made to bind the estate of your ex-husband on his death!

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