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Divorce Blog


Divorce and Annulment – What’s the difference?

Separating from your spouse is rarely an easy, clean or happy process. A divorce can be drawn out for months as the lawyers argue each side’s case for possession of assets and the payment of maintenance. An annulment often seems … Continue reading

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The silent victims

Domestic abuse has become so prevalent – not only in South African society – that hardly a day goes by without an article appearing in the newspapers. Last year the UK reported 1.2 million women experiencing domestic violence. In the … Continue reading

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Prenuptial agreements – Know the basics

We’ve seen it so often in Hollywood blockbusters. The rich husband drops a bomb on his (usually much younger) wife just before she is to make it down the aisle. The words “I think we should get a prenup”, are … Continue reading

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Children’s Act – How it can influence your divorce

The main focus of the Children’s Act 38 of 2005 is that the child’s best interests are put first and foremost in every single case. Divorce is always going to be stressful and highly emotional for all involved – even … Continue reading

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Universal Partnership Agreement – Not getting married? You will need one.

Universal partnership agreement – Did you know that common law marriages do not exist in South Africa? In fact, there are no laws that regulate or automatically protect a couple that has been living together without a formal and binding … Continue reading

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Child Guardianship Explained

Child guardianship, the topic can become hotly contested within divorce proceedings. Typically, the court grants guardianship to both parents as part of the divorce settlement. But, in very specific circumstances, the court may grant sole guardianship to one parent or someone who is not the biological … Continue reading

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Travel Consent When Taking a Child Abroad

Taking a child abroad without permission is abduction An acrimonious divorce can have a devastating effect on the family unit. This is especially true where issues relating to child custody have been the source of tension. There have been a number of … Continue reading

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Custody – The Difficult Question

A recent news article made mention of a parent resorting to standing outside a former partner’s workplace every day in a desperate attempt to gain access to their childs custody. Under South African law this behaviour is seen as an … Continue reading

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