This is why most marriages fail

Reprinted from, by Sergio Miller – 2024-01-08 “I promise to love you for better or worse until death do us part”- these are the promises that millions of couples make to their partners on their wedding day every year.  While the day is often identified as the greatest memory for many couples, the sad […]

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Why is January divorce month?

Many couples start divorce proceedings in January Marriage guidance counsellors and divorce lawyers often refer to the first Monday in January as “Divorce Day”. January has also been called “Divorce Month”. In fact, January is not the month when the most divorces are finalised, because even an amicable, uncontested divorce takes more than a month […]

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COVID-19 divorce

What is the effect of a year of lockdown on divorce statistics? As we mark one year since the nation entered lockdown of some form or other, it’s inevitable that we feel called to reflect on the events and consequences of the past 12 months. A year ago we asked whether self-isolation and lockdown would […]

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The division of assets on divorce

Image: Shutterstock The nature of your matrimonial property regime will determine how your assets will be divided in the event of a divorce. Acrimonious and litigious divorces are expensive, time-consuming and emotionally draining, and only serve to reduce the value that each spouse will ultimately receive in terms of the divorce order. If you’re contemplating […]

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