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Category Archives: Marriage

Antenuptial agreement now available to women in customary marriages

A traditional wedding at the Mvezo royal palace in the Eastern Cape. (Photo: Gallo Images / City Press / Khaya Ngwenya) Women in customary marriages can now inherit property, or ask for an antenuptial agreement. David Thomson, senior legal adviser … Continue reading

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Divorce and your retirement savings – here are the facts

File Image: IOL Although the official statistics for South Africa’s divorce rate during Covid-19 are yet be released, globally, the pandemic sent divorce rates soaring by up to 30% or more during 2020. According to DIY Legal, South Africa ranks … Continue reading

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Divorcing Europe: Brexit and implications for international couples seeking to rely on UK divorce law

Brexit has been likened to a divorce on more than one occasion; like many marriages, the UK and Europe’s relationship began with high ideals and a desire for harmony. As time progressed, the marriage strained and the partnership has headed … Continue reading

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Retirement savings: divorced spouse’s rightful claim

A divorcee can lay a claim to a portion of their partner’s monthly pay-out from a living annuity. Image: Shutterstock Early in 2020, a ruling by the South African Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) promised relief for many divorcees who, … Continue reading

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Divorce, living annuities and what you should know

Divorce, just like death, is a life event that has a significant impact on financial planning. Unlike death, however, it is not something planned for which could have a detrimental impact on personal finances. Divorce is stressful with many legal … Continue reading

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Ramaphosa signs new marriage and civil union laws for South Africa

SD Law welcomes these new marriage and civil union laws, which aim to strengthen our constitutional right to non-discrimination and to protect women in traditional marriages. Reprinted from Business Tech – 2020-10-23 President Cyril Ramaphosa has assented to two new … Continue reading

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Marriage out of community without the accrual: what is it and what are the implications?

This marriage regime may be a good fit for couples getting remarried later in life. Image: Shutterstock In an out of community of property marriage, there is no joining of the spouses’ estates into one joint estate, meaning that each … 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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