The division of assets in divorce

division of assets in divorce

The division of assets on divorce How your assets are divided in the event of a divorce is determined by the type of your marriage property regime. Marriage in community of property If your marriage involves community of property, all assets owned by you and your spouse prior to the marriage, as well as all […]

How pension interest is dealt with upon divorce

pension fund

How pension interest is dealt with upon divorce A pertinent concern during divorce procedure is how the principal member’s pension stake is handled. Although the Divorce Act 70 of 1979, as amended on 1 August 1989, provides for the distribution of pension interest between spouses, the non-member receiving a portion of the pension interest had […]

The Financial Consequences of your Marriage Contract

marriage contract

THE FINANCIAL CONSEQUENCES OF YOUR MARRIAGE CONTRACT The matrimonial property regime selected at the start of your marriage has far-reaching consequences for your assets, debt, insolvency, divorce, and death. We take a look at the potential financial consequences of a marriage contract. Types of contracts A couple choosing to marry under community of property, do […]

How Divorce will Affect you Financially (Hein Gonzales in News 24)

Heinrich-Gonzales

What’s mine is yours? Here’s how divorce will affect you Financially From expensive legal fees to the emotional damage suffered by all involved, divorce imposes costs of both the calculable and immeasurable kind.  According to research, in terms of purely financial losses post-divorce, women stand to lose up to 26% of their household income, and men 15%.  Explaining how divorcees arrive at […]

Court rules that ex-husband exploited legal system to harass ex-wife

court declares ex-husband vexatious litigant

Court rules that ex-husband exploited legal system to harass ex-wife The Gauteng High Court in Pretoria recently declared an ex-husband a vexatious litigant and ordered that he may only institute new proceedings against his ex-wife with the court’s consent. This comes after the ex-husband exploited the legal system to harass his ex-wife. The fed-up ex-wife, […]

Overview of property and conveyancing

property and conveyancing

Overview of property and conveyancing Conveyancing is a complicated and time consuming process, particularly in transactions regarding the subdivision or consolidation of properties, the registration of servitudes or transfers of divorce or deceased estates. In this blog we give you an overview of property and conveyancing. The transfer process Once a seller has accepted an […]

Putin v Ukraine, and International Humanitarian Law. The rules of war explained.

Vladimir_Putin vs Ukraine

Putin v Ukraine, and International Humanitarian Law. The rules of war explained. Definition and genesis of international humanitarian law Warfare has always been governed by certain principles and conventions. International humanitarian law began to be universally codified in the nineteenth century and states have since agreed on a set of practical norms based on the […]

Lesbian couples now equal parents of a child conceived through artificial insemination

lesbian couples equal parents

Lesbian couples now equal parents of a child conceived through artificial insemination The practical effect of amending Section 40 of the Children’s Act will legally regard a child born from artificial fertilisation (AI) as the child of both life partners. The Gauteng High Court in Pretoria recently declared Section 40 of the Children’s Act as […]

Unlawful arrest costs minister of police dearly

bheki cele has to pay damages

Unlawful arrest costs minister of police dearly R275 000 in damages, with interest at a rate of 10% from the date of demand to the date of payment added, is what a wrongfully detained man can now look forward to receiving. The costs of his High Court application must also be paid by the defendant, […]

Interim divorce orders cannot be appealed, the Constitutional Court rules

Interim divorce orders cannot be appealed

Interim divorce orders cannot be appealed, the Constitutional Court rules During a divorce, a judge may order one of the spouses to pay maintenance while the divorce is being finalised, known as an interim order. Sometimes spouses file an appeal against these interim rulings, causing delays and leaving their ex-partner and children without funds to […]