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May 07, 2006

Former husband's pension attached for maintenance

In what is seen as a landmark ruling, a mother of two has been awarded R100 000 in outstanding maintenance payments over five years from her former husband for their 10-year-old son. According to a report in The Star, Justice Minister Brigitte Mabandla handed Jane Johnson the cheque as apart of her department's Operation Isondlo. Johnson obtained an order allowing the state to pay her a portion of her former husband's pension after she discovered he was leaving his job. A maintenance investigating officer found that the resignation benefits had already been deposited in the respondent's bank account and invested offshore. An urgent court order was granted for the nullification of the transactions and an attachment order was put in place.
Full report in The Star


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