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Category Archives: Divorce finances

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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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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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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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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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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