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Category Archives: Divorce finances

Divorce by decree, and degree: Landmark ruling on university degrees as an asset of marriage

In a groundbreaking judgment handed down by the Blantyre High Court in Malawi, it was ruled that a university degree obtained during a marriage was an asset in a divorce case. Reprinted from the Daily Maverick, by Omphemetse S Sibanda … Continue reading

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‘Homemaker’ to get 40% of ex-husband’s assets

Reprinted from the Pretoria News, by Zelda Venter – 2020-09-03 The role of homemaker versus breadwinner was decided in a divorce case. Picture: Supplied Pretoria – The role of homemaker versus breadwinner came to the fore during a matter before … 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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Seek financial planning advice before signing divorce settlement agreement

Reprinted from Moneyweb.co.za, by Craig Torr, of Crue Invest – 2020-08-24 Image: Shutterstock If you’re going through a divorce, one of the best decisions you can make is to consult with an independent financial advisor before your divorce is finalised. … 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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Mother wants court to force husband to pay R130 000 maintenance

When many parents are struggling to afford enough for their children to eat, it’s perhaps a little difficult to find sympathy for the mother who wanted R130,000 per month in maintenance. Fortunately sense prevailed in the court. Reprinted from the … Continue reading

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Divorce and your retirement funds

The division of assets where a retirement fund or multiple retirement funds are involved is complicated. Image: Shutterstock Divorces can be complicated, especially when it comes to the division of assets where a retirement fund or multiple retirement funds are … Continue reading

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Financial mistakes to avoid in divorce

If you don’t fully understand your rights you may financially compromise yourself. Image: Shutterstock Setting emotions aside during divorce proceedings is easier said than done. Making key decisions when you are hurt, angry, sad and stressed is never ideal as … Continue reading

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