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Will trust assets form part of your estate at divorce?

15 September 2022

Just before a couple married with the accrual system finalised their divorce, the husband created a trust and transferred money and property to the trust. The result is the husband’s estate is considerably reduced when it comes to the accrual calculation. Is this acceptable and does it mean his estate is reduced, or can his wife claim that these assets transferred to a separate trust be included in the calculation?

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How you can get fired for airing an opinion on WhatsApp

15 September 2022

With the prevalence of social media and platforms for sharing information, is it possible that you can get fired for a post or group message you made?

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Your responsibilities as a new home owner

15 September 2022

So many new property owners believe that once the property is in their name all that is left is to enjoy their new home. Unfortunately, there are still a few other important responsibilities that should not be forgotten.

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Can you claim maintenance for your adult children?

15 September 2022

It has been a well held view in our law that a parent cannot claim maintenance for an adult dependent child from their divorced spouse. But is this still the case or has a recent Supreme Court of Appeal finding changed the position?

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Be wary of an ‘instant loan’

15 September 2022

Open any newspaper, check your junkmail or read one of the many unsolicited sms or WhatsApp messages and you will find an advertisement from a credit provider offering an instant credit loan, some even going so far as to state you are immediately approved. But how legit are these solicitations? 

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Employed learnerships - a silver bullet for your skills development spend!

15 September 2022

For most businesses the skills development element is not only a big headache but one of the most costly components of their BEE scorecard. An option to reduce some of this cost is employed learnerships, but some key success factors should be kept in mind.

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An Antenuptial Contract is an important aspect every bride and groom should consider before saying "I do".

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An Antenuptial Contract is an important aspect every bride and groom should consider before saying "I do".

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