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Category Archives: Accrual

Antenuptial agreement now available to women in customary marriages

A traditional wedding at the Mvezo royal palace in the Eastern Cape. (Photo: Gallo Images / City Press / Khaya Ngwenya) Women in customary marriages can now inherit property, or ask for an antenuptial agreement. David Thomson, senior legal adviser … Continue reading

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Divorce and your retirement savings – here are the facts

File Image: IOL Although the official statistics for South Africa’s divorce rate during Covid-19 are yet be released, globally, the pandemic sent divorce rates soaring by up to 30% or more during 2020. According to DIY Legal, South Africa ranks … 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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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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Financial planning for couples married with the accrual system

What couples need to be aware of when making financial decisions. Image: Shutterstock If you’re married out of community of property with the accrual system, you will have an ante-nuptial contract in place which sets out the financial consequences of … Continue reading

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Choosing a matrimonial property regime

Exploring the advantages and disadvantages of each matrimonial property regime. Reprinted from moneyweb.co.za – by  Eric Jordaan – Crue Invest (Pty) Ltd – 2020-08-18 Image: Shutterstock One of the most important decisions to make before getting married is choosing a … Continue reading

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Who can stay in the holiday home pending divorce?

Court rules that married couples can have more than one matrimonial home Divorce and the holiday home Recently, a case came before the Western Cape High Court in which a woman (the applicant) in the midst of a divorce case … Continue reading

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What to do before you say ‘I do’

The importance of choosing the right matrimonial property regime We’ve written a lot about marriage finances and the importance of antenuptial (and postnuptial) contracts. The decisions you make before the wedding will impact on your union until it ends – … Continue reading

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