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Articles for the keyword(s) "Domicile of children"

"Reform of the Law of Domicile in Australasia with Particular Reference to the New Zealand Domicile Act 1976"

CF Forsyth, 1977

In this article the author highlights and comments on the most important reforms introduced by the Domicile Act 1976. The main focus is on: the abolition of the domicile of dependence in the case of married women and potential problems regarding the ascertainment of the matrimonial domicile where spouses have different domiciles; the domicile of children and problem areas, such as the domicile of foundlings and adoptive children; the abolition of the revival of the domicile of origin; the new statutory domicile of choice.

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"Reform of the Law of Domicile"

CF Forsyth, 1977

The author highlights certain changes brought about by the New Zealand Domicile Act 1976, most notably the abolition of the wife’s domicile of dependence, new provisions in respect of the domicile of children and the abolition of the revival of the domicile of origin. Although there may be choice of law problems where spouses have different domiciles, the conclusion is that South African law could benefit from similar reforms.