Alter ego trusts


Safeguarding wealth or sneaky business? The hidden truth behind trust assets in divorce Divorce does not always bring out the best in people – even people who are normally decent and fair. It can cause some people to become quite cagey about their assets, particularly if they feel their spouse is likely to claim a […]

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How we break up: an anatomy of divorce

Nearly half of marriages in the UK end in divorce. It can be acrimonious, expensive and hard on family. But it also heralds a new start. Here, a dozen divorcees reflect on what they’ve lived through Reprinted from The Guardian, by Harry Borden – 2023-08-13 Divorce is a harsh word, and a deceptive one. It […]

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Retirement funds and divorce

The division of assets where a retirement fund or multiple retirement funds are involved is complicated. Reprinted from Moneyweb by Eric Jordaan – Crue Invest (Pty) Ltd Image: Shutterstock Divorces can be complicated, especially when it comes to the division of assets where a retirement fund or multiple retirement funds are involved. As it currently […]

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Lebo M and Pretty Samuels divorce after one year of marriage

Saddened to hear of another celebrity divorce on the cards… Reprinted from Times Live – 2023-08-01 Lebo M has announced he is in the process of getting a divorce from his businesswoman wife Pretty Samuels Morake. In a statement shared with TshisaLIVE the composer, musician and producer said he will issue his wife with summons […]

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Battle over ex-husband’s deceased estate

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Woman loses battle over ex-husband’s deceased estate after court rules in favour of his 2nd wife Reprinted from News24, by Nkosikhona Duma – 2023-07-12 The Eastern Cape High Court in Mthatha has ruled in favour of a woman in a challenge between her and her deceased’s husband’s first wife over the distribution of his estate. […]

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Husband may not sell multimillion rand former matrimonial home prior to divorce, says court

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Reprinted from the Pretoria News, by Zelda Venter – 2023-06-26 Pretoria – A worried wife turned to court for an urgent order interdicting her estranged husband from selling their multimillion rand former matrimonial home. The husband opposed the application before the Gauteng High Court, Johannesburg. He said the Midrand property belonged to his closed corporation […]

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