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Self-isolation and divorce

Will self-isolation in an ailing marriage spell the end or a new beginning?  A while ago we wrote about January – the divorce month. Often the family pressures that emerge during the festive season, combined with the enforced proximity to … Continue reading

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How to start a divorce

You want to get a divorce but aren’t sure where to start or what to do You want to start a divorce. It’s a frightening prospect. You entered married life full of hope, and the breakdown of your marriage is … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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What to do before you say ‘I do’

The importance of choosing the right matrimonial property regime We’ve written a lot about marriage finances and the importance of antenuptial (and postnuptial) contracts. The decisions you make before the wedding will impact on your union until it ends – … Continue reading

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Rule 43 and Muslim marriages

Muslim marriages are still not recognised in South African law. What does this mean for interim maintenance in a divorce? Some time ago we wrote about Muslim marriages. Muslim and Hindu marriages, unlike customary marriages, are not governed by civil … Continue reading

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Child care and contact during the holidays…and don’t forget Santa

The festive season can be a difficult time for co-parenting families Whether you are newly divorced or you’ve been divorced for some time, child care and contact during the festive season is often difficult for co-parents. It doesn’t matter if … Continue reading

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Children and divorce

What young people say helped them get through their parents’ divorce When parents separate or get divorced, it inevitably disrupts the lives of children, and can take a toll on their mental well-being. Over time, children learn to accommodate the … Continue reading

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Divorce and pension sharing

Asset splitting on divorce includes pensions – or does it? There is probably no aspect of divorce more complex and contentious than the division of pension entitlement. Despite the introduction of “clean-break” legislation in 2007 by amendments to the Pension … Continue reading

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