Changes for divorce in South Africa signed into law


Divorce Act changes: Reprinted from BusinessTech, by Luke Fraser – 2024-05-09 President Cyril Ramaphosa has signed the Divorce Amendment Bill into law, bringing changes to Muslim divorces in South Africa. The amendment to the Divorce Act of 1979 comes after the Constitutional Court in the Women’s Legal Centre Trust v President of the Republic of South Africa […]

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Greyling case – end of the road for “without accrual”?

Without accrual

A recent judgment calls into question the constitutionality of matrimonial regime When a couple marries in South Africa, they have a choice of matrimonial regimes. They can marry “in community of property”, which means all their assets, acquired before or after marriage, form a joint estate, which is divided equally on the dissolution of the […]

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Custody of the pet?

Pets and divorce – what does the law say? We’ve all heard of child custody battles, but pet custody? In the maelstrom of divorce proceedings, the living arrangements of the cat or dog can seem like a trivial concern. Working out complex financial settlements and resolving the highly emotional subject of child custody can often […]

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