Protecting business interests during divorce

business interests and divorce

Business interests need to be considered long before the marriage ends Divorce is a process of financial uncoupling as much as emotional separation. The division of assets may be contested and it may take a while to reach agreement, particularly where a couple has a high net worth. What happens when there are significant business […]

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New divorce ruling could affect prenups in South Africa

Reprinted from BusinessTech, by Luke Fraser – 2023-01-22 The Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) says separate agreements from an antenuptial contract – or prenup – are valid and enforceable. A prenup governs the matrimonial property system between two spouses and is entered into before a marriage concludes. However, there was recent confusion regarding the validity […]

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Choosing a matrimonial property regime

Exploring the advantages and disadvantages of each matrimonial property regime. Reprinted from – by  Eric Jordaan – Crue Invest (Pty) Ltd – 2020-08-18 Image: Shutterstock One of the most important decisions to make before getting married is choosing a matrimonial property regime to be married under. Your marriage contract has future financial implications, so […]

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Antenuptial contracts – the accrual system

An antenuptial contract with accrual is a fair concept, but it is not always appropriate Antenuptial contracts (ANCs) are a fairly standard part of modern wedding preparations. Prior to the Matrimonial Property Act of 1984, antenuptial contracts did exist, but were exceptional. The majority of marriages were in community of property (still the default marital regime in […]

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