Divorces are on the rise thanks to COVID and the holiday season

Divorce costs and how to reduce them

If you’re a fan of the pop singer Adele, and even if you’re not, you can’t have missed the fact that the 30-year-old has released a new album, called…wait for it…30. And…not exactly a spoiler alert…it’s full of emotion, this time about her recent divorce. Divorce is an emotional business, but it’s also a costly […]

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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 at Sanlam Trust, says once the Bill is signed by the president it will mean […]

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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 for a messy divorce. Amidst volatile politics in the UK, and a global pandemic, many […]

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The financial consequences of your marriage contract

How your choice of matrimonial property regime can impact you. Divorce Attorney Cape Town has written a lot about ante-nuptial contracts (ANCs), matrimonial property regime, pension splitting, and many other aspects of marriage and divorce law and finances. This article from Moneyweb summarises and supports all our advice. The matrimonial property regime that you choose […]

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Divorce finances: It takes five years to recover financially after a divorce

This article from iol.co.za about divorce finances illustrates the importance of considering your marital regime carefully and protecting your assets with an antenuptial (or postnuptial) contract. Emotions — and expenses — often run high during a divorce, but people and their bank accounts can bounce back given enough time. A new study from Fidelity Investments […]

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