May 4, 2021

How the amendment to the Civil Union Act affects marriage officers

The Civil Union Act 17 of 2006 (“the Act”) was enacted to provide for the solemnisation of civil unions by way of either a marriage or civil […]
May 10, 2019

Maintenance of surviving spouse

The idea of freedom of testation is a core value of South African law and enjoys wide protection. The Maintenance of Surviving Spouses Act, 27 of […]
April 23, 2019

Matrimonial property regimes

My partner and I are getting married soon and have heard about the different matrimonial property regimes one can enter but I am not sure what […]
October 25, 2018

Can I avoid a drawn-out legal battle when I get divorced?

Normal procedure in an opposed divorce: Divorce proceedings can lead to a long, drawn-out and very expensive procedure if the parties are not able to reach […]
October 15, 2018

The rights of a domestic partnership

Domestic partnerships, also known as cohabitation relationships, are becoming more common in our modern day society, and it therefore becomes ever more important for parties to […]
February 16, 2018

Antenuptial contracts: Can I get one after marriage?

Couples who are interested in an antenuptial contract often make the decision to get one before they are married. That is the ideal scenario. However, some […]
February 12, 2018

Antenuptial contracts: With or without the accrual system?

If you don’t have an ANC, you are automatically married in community of property. This means that there is one estate between a husband and a […]
May 23, 2017

How to apply for spousal maintenance?

Maintenance is the obligation to provide another person, for example a minor, with housing, food, clothing, education and medical care, or with the means that are […]
May 23, 2017

Unopposed and opposed divorce: What’s the difference?

My spouse said that he/she won’t ‘give me a divorce’. What can I do? Your spouse can oppose the divorce, but it is the Court that […]