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13 October 2015
 
 
My husband and I got married 11 years ago. I now want to get divorced, but according to the Department of Home Affairs we have never been married as they cannot find any marriage certificate. How is that possible? Did the minister not regis...

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08 September 2015
 
 
My husband and I were married in community of property many years ago. We now however feel that it would be better for the management of our family and separate business interests if we were rather married out of community of property. Can ...

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15 June 2015
 
 
Trusts are more and more being actively used for estate planning purposes, but the percentage of divorces are also increasing annually. Protect yourself by being wary of the abuse of di...

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07 May 2015
 
 
As the world gets smaller and smaller, an ‘international wedding’ becomes a greater reality for many couples - from the beach wedding in Mauritius to the castle w...

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02 June 2014
 
 
For over 300 years Muslim spouses and children were discriminated against as their traditional religious marriages were not recognised in terms of South African law. Accordingly, Muslim...

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06 March 2014
 
 
Biological parents as well as the legal guardian of a child have a legal obligation to pay maintenance, in other words to support the child financially. This obligation includes contributions towards paying for food, clothing, accommodation...

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22 November 2013
 
 
According to the crime statistics recorded by the South African Police Service (SAPS) and recently released by the Minister of Police, it is still the unfortunate truth that up to 65% of violent crimes such as assault, murder and rape occur...

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29 August 2013
 
 
We have become accustomed to the fairy tale endings we so often see in the movies – boy meets girl, they fall in love, get married, have kids and live happily ever after. Unfortun...

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20 May 2013
 
 
Susan and James are on the verge of getting married. For both it is their second marriage and both have learnt the importance of reaching agreement as to the regulation of their matrimonial property at the start of the marriage. Accordingly...

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21 August 2012
 
 
The big day is looming. There are a hundred and one arrangements to be taken care of, honeymoon travel plans, living arrangements, not even to mention the always controversial table plan at the wedding reception! But what am I forgetting? W...

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21 August 2012
 
 
The wedding is round the corner, the dress is finally done, the suit decided on and the flower arrangements settled. Now for the last item on my list – make an appointment with a lawyer and find out about this ‘ANC’ and ac...

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21 August 2012
 
 
Pieter and Marie have been living together for many years. “Why ruin a good thing with marriage? We are as good as married in any case.” But are they? How do the rights of a couple living together differ from those of a couple l...

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