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Antenuptial agreement now available to women in customary marriages

A traditional wedding at the Mvezo royal palace in the Eastern Cape. (Photo: Gallo Images / City Press / Khaya Ngwenya) Women in customary marriages can now inherit property, or ask for an antenuptial agreement. David Thomson, senior legal adviser … Continue reading

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The impact of parental alienation on a child

Parental alienation harms the child more than the parent As tempting as it might be for an aggrieved parent suffering through an acrimonious divorce to want to portray the other parent in the worst possible light, the individual who suffers the … 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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Divorced in community of property – forfeiture of benefits

What is forfeiture of benefits and when is it justified? If you marry in community of property you assume that your marital estate is jointly held, and in the event of divorce you will split your assets equally. This is … Continue reading

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The benefits of setting up a trust

What are some of the benefits of setting up a trust? Explain some of the importance of trusts Identify the role of trustees Describe why setting up a trust is important right now Reprinted from FT Adviser by Dawn Goodman … 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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Woman loses out on late hubby’s R3.5m estate as he failed to divorce customary wife before marrying her

File Picture: African News Agency A customary marriage one simply walked away from years ago without dissolving it through a divorce remains valid even after death. Such a marriage cannot also be rendered invalid because an estranged spouse went ahead … Continue reading

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What is the average retainer fee for a divorce lawyer?

What is the average retainer fee for a divorce lawyer? Generally, the average retainer fee for a divorce lawyer should cover a number of hours so that the law firm can schedule and prioritise a new case. We recommend that … Continue reading

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