Marriage fraudsters could have their citizenship revoked

Motsoaledi targets marriages of convenience Home Affairs Minister Aaron Motsoaledi is set to crack down on marriages of convenience, often pursued for immigration purposes, as he ushers in a complete revamp to the Marriage Act, Customary Marriages Act and Civil Union Act. The single marriage law is due to come into effect next year. This […]

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Rule 43 is not unconstitutional, High Court rules

Constitutional validity of Rule 43 challenged by aggrieved husband It was Charles Dickens who, through his character Mr. Bumble in Oliver Twist, said, “The law is an ass.” It’s true that sometimes the legal system can appear obstinate when laws are applied rigidly. But the law is also a stalwart tool that protects our rights. […]

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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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January, divorce month

Why do more couples decide to end their marriage in January than in any other month? New year, fresh start? This article, reprinted from News 24, examines the phenomenon. JANUARY is famously known worldwide, including here in South Africa, as the “divorce month”. Most likely thanks to the festive season, many unhappy husbands and wives […]

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