Custody of the pet?

Pets and divorce – what does the law say? We’ve all heard of child custody battles, but pet custody? In the maelstrom of divorce proceedings, the living arrangements of the cat or dog can seem like a trivial concern. Working out complex financial settlements and resolving the highly emotional subject of child custody can often […]

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Reforms to marriage laws on the way

Reprinted from, by Mayibongwe Maqhina – 2024-01-27 The Department of Justice and Constitutional Development on Thursday said that it was cognisant of issues raised by civil society organisations for the need of reforms to the marriage laws. This after Cosatu and Nehawu made calls for the overhaul of marriage laws when they made written […]

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This is why most marriages fail

Reprinted from, by Sergio Miller – 2024-01-08 “I promise to love you for better or worse until death do us part”- these are the promises that millions of couples make to their partners on their wedding day every year.  While the day is often identified as the greatest memory for many couples, the sad […]

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Alter ego trusts


Safeguarding wealth or sneaky business? The hidden truth behind trust assets in divorce Divorce does not always bring out the best in people – even people who are normally decent and fair. It can cause some people to become quite cagey about their assets, particularly if they feel their spouse is likely to claim a […]

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How we break up: an anatomy of divorce

Nearly half of marriages in the UK end in divorce. It can be acrimonious, expensive and hard on family. But it also heralds a new start. Here, a dozen divorcees reflect on what they’ve lived through Reprinted from The Guardian, by Harry Borden – 2023-08-13 Divorce is a harsh word, and a deceptive one. It […]

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