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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Trust-to-Trust: When trust assets are at risk during divorce

Reprinted from – by Phia van der Spuy – 2020-11-11 Phia van der Spuy is a registered Fiduciary Practitioner of South Africa®, a Master Tax Practitioner (SA)™, a Trust and Estate Practitioner (TEP) and the founder of Trusteeze®, a professional trust practitioner. Photo: File The reality is that almost half of all marriages end […]

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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 pieces of legislation which bring changes to some South African marriages and civil unions. The […]

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‘Homemaker’ to get 40% of ex-husband’s assets

Reprinted from the Pretoria News, by Zelda Venter – 2020-09-03 The role of homemaker versus breadwinner was decided in a divorce case. Picture: Supplied Pretoria – The role of homemaker versus breadwinner came to the fore during a matter before the Gauteng High Court, Pretoria. This was after an aggrieved husband appealed an earlier ruling […]

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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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