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Divorce Blog


Children and divorce – how to the avoid emotional harm of divorce

Don’t let your children suffer emotional harm of divorce Divorce is never easy. Even when it is amicable and civil, and you’re sure it is “best for the kids”, it is hard. It is especially hard on the children. Arguably, … Continue reading

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Government coming for child maintenance defaulters

Johannesburg – Child maintenance defaulters will soon have nowhere to hide. The Department of Justice and Correctional Services will soon start using registered cellphone and telephone numbers, company registrations, credit profiles, court judgments, property purchases, sales and transfers as well … Continue reading

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Divorcing Europe: Brexit and implications for international couples seeking to rely on UK divorce law

Brexit has been likened to a divorce on more than one occasion; like many marriages, the UK and Europe’s relationship began with high ideals and a desire for harmony. As time progressed, the marriage strained and the partnership has headed … Continue reading

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Retirement savings: divorced spouse’s rightful claim

A divorcee can lay a claim to a portion of their partner’s monthly pay-out from a living annuity. Image: Shutterstock Early in 2020, a ruling by the South African Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) promised relief for many divorcees who, … Continue reading

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Sharia marriages: SCA declares marriage act and divorce act inconsistent with constitution

Reprinted from SABCnews.com, by Nomsa Mazibuko – 2020-12-18 The country’s second-highest court says the Acts fail to recognise marriages under Sharia Law The Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) in Bloemfontein has declared the Marriage Act 25 of 1961 and the Divorce … Continue reading

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Adjudicator slams pension fund for ignoring emails

Reuters Reprinted from iol.co.za – 2020-12-15 A pension fund’s reluctance to respond to the Pension Funds Adjudicator about a complaint, despite being approached to do so on no less than four occasions, has been referred to the Financial Sector Conduct … Continue reading

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The financial implications of changing your matrimonial property regime

Changing your marriage contract can be a lengthy and expensive process Reprinted from moneyweb.co.za, by Eric Jordaan – 2020-12-01 Image: Shutterstock Many couples, unaware of the implications of being married in community of property, opt to get married without an … Continue reading

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Trust-to-Trust: When trust assets are at risk during divorce

Reprinted from iol.co.za – by Phia van der Spuy – 2020-11-11 Phia van der Spuy is a registered Fiduciary Practitioner of South Africa®, a Master Tax Practitioner (SA)™, a Trust and Estate Practitioner (TEP) and the founder of Trusteeze®, a … Continue reading

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