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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Creating financial independence for the stay-at-home parent

Financial independence

Reprinted from, by Devon Card – 2023-03-30 Exploring mechanisms that couples can employ to create financial independence for the parent who chooses to stay at home and raise the children. The decision to be a stay-at-home parent (SAHP), whether driven by personal values, cultural pressure, or emotional desire, can have enormous financial implications for […]

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Calculating the pension interest on divorce

Pension interest on divorce

Unpacking the complexities of claiming a share of your member spouse’s pension interest. Reprinted from Moneyweb, by Eric Jordaan – 2022-08-24 Retirement funds and property generally rank as a couple’s most valuable assets and yet, when it comes to divorce, it remains surprising how much time couples spend fighting over the smaller stuff. Further, given […]

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Maintenance claim against a retirement fund

Maintenance arrears? Retirement funds are fair game

Can an ex-wife claim maintenance arrears from her ex-husband’s retirement fund? A case came before the Gauteng High Court recently in which a woman had deducted funds from her ex-husband’s retirement funds for child maintenance arrears. The applicant was the ex-husband, who claimed that it was unfair for an application for withdrawal of funds to […]

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