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Category Archives: Divorce finances

How to vary a divorce order

If circumstances change, you may need to vary or amend the terms of your divorce order You and your divorce lawyers undoubtedly spent a lot of time working out the details of your divorce settlement and negotiating with your ex-spouse’s … Continue reading

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Divorce finances: It takes five years to recover financially after a divorce

This article from iol.co.za about divorce finances illustrates the importance of considering your marital regime carefully and protecting your assets with an antenuptial (or postnuptial) contract. Emotions — and expenses — often run high during a divorce, but people and … Continue reading

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Three surprising ways divorce can affect your will

Did you know that January 6 was World Divorce Day? When you are going through a divorce and feeling emotionally fragile, it’s hard enough to focus on the practical aspects of child care and division of assets. Your will might … Continue reading

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Government Employees Pension Fund changes divorce “debt” rules

Government pension fund members will no longer accrue pension debt after a divorce settlement payout We’ve written about divorce and pension sharing recently. It can be the most contentious aspect of a divorce, particularly where one partner is a high … Continue reading

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Protect your intellectual property with a prenup

It’s complicated: Why more and more tech start-up founders are demanding prenups Young couples contemplating marriage often think of antenuptial contracts, or “prenups“, as something either for their wealthy counterparts or for second marriages, when each partner is bringing a … Continue reading

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Divorce and pension sharing

Asset splitting on divorce includes pensions – or does it? There is probably no aspect of divorce more complex and contentious than the division of pension entitlement. Despite the introduction of “clean-break” legislation in 2007 by amendments to the Pension … Continue reading

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Divorce and the negotiation for pension benefits

No couple believes on their wedding day that their newly minted union will end in divorce. The stark reality is however that just under half of marriages in South Africa do not last 10 years. And many of us have … Continue reading

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The financial impact of marriage and divorce

Marry with your heart and your head. You are in love and completely infatuated, but you still need to think about this without emotion. People think that marriage is forever, but unfortunately for one out of every two people, it’s … Continue reading

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