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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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Children’s Amendment Bill

If you are a parent, here is how the proposed changes to the Children’s Act will affect you South Africa has some of the most progressive children’s legislation in the world. The Amendment Bill before Parliament strengthens protective measures for … Continue reading

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Medical specialist faces jail if he does not pay ex R1.5m in maintenance

A judge has ruled that a man must pay his wife the monthly amount of R69 384.48. Picture: File   Pretoria – A wealthy Cape Town medical specialist may find himself behind bars for two months if he does not … Continue reading

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Divorce, living annuities and what you should know

Divorce, just like death, is a life event that has a significant impact on financial planning. Unlike death, however, it is not something planned for which could have a detrimental impact on personal finances. Divorce is stressful with many legal … Continue reading

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Divorced in community of property – forfeiture of benefits

What is forfeiture of benefits and when is it justified? If you marry in community of property you assume that your marital estate is jointly held, and in the event of divorce you will split your assets equally. This is … Continue reading

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Ramaphosa signs new marriage and civil union laws for South Africa

SD Law welcomes these new marriage and civil union laws, which aim to strengthen our constitutional right to non-discrimination and to protect women in traditional marriages. Reprinted from Business Tech – 2020-10-23 President Cyril Ramaphosa has assented to two new … Continue reading

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Marriage out of community without the accrual: what is it and what are the implications?

This marriage regime may be a good fit for couples getting remarried later in life. Image: Shutterstock In an out of community of property marriage, there is no joining of the spouses’ estates into one joint estate, meaning that each … Continue reading

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Wife getting divorced wants R5600 extra maintenance for dogs

A woman getting divorced wants her husband to be fined for not paying fully for their dogs. Picture: File Reprinted from the Pretoria News, by Zelda Venter – 2020-10-08 Pretoria – A divorcing woman asked that her estranged husband be … Continue reading

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