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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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 implications of changing your matrimonial property regime

Changing your marriage contract can be a lengthy and expensive process Reprinted from, by Eric Jordaan – 2020-12-01 Image: Shutterstock Many couples, unaware of the implications of being married in community of property, opt to get married without an ante-nuptial contract. It is often only during the course of the marriage that couples become […]

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