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Retirement savings: divorced spouse’s rightful claim

A divorcee can lay a claim to a portion of their partner’s monthly pay-out from a living annuity. Image: Shutterstock Early in 2020, a ruling by the South African Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) promised relief for many divorcees who, … Continue reading

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Adjudicator slams pension fund for ignoring emails

Reuters Reprinted from iol.co.za – 2020-12-15 A pension fund’s reluctance to respond to the Pension Funds Adjudicator about a complaint, despite being approached to do so on no less than four occasions, has been referred to the Financial Sector Conduct … Continue reading

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

Reprinted from iol.co.za – 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 … Continue reading

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Divorce by decree, and degree: Landmark ruling on university degrees as an asset of marriage

In a groundbreaking judgment handed down by the Blantyre High Court in Malawi, it was ruled that a university degree obtained during a marriage was an asset in a divorce case. Reprinted from the Daily Maverick, by Omphemetse S Sibanda … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Divorce and your retirement funds

The division of assets where a retirement fund or multiple retirement funds are involved is complicated. Image: Shutterstock Divorces can be complicated, especially when it comes to the division of assets where a retirement fund or multiple retirement funds are … Continue reading

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Financial mistakes to avoid in divorce

If you don’t fully understand your rights you may financially compromise yourself. Image: Shutterstock Setting emotions aside during divorce proceedings is easier said than done. Making key decisions when you are hurt, angry, sad and stressed is never ideal as … Continue reading

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Dr. Dre’s wife of 24 years files for divorce

Reprinted from iol.co.za – 2020-06-30 Dr. Dre’s wife Nicole Young has reportedly filed for divorce after more than 20 years of marriage. The 50-year-old beauty filed paperwork to end her marriage to the ‘Still D.R.E.’ hitmaker – whose real name … Continue reading

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