A husband and wife buy a house together. Their marriage takes a tumble, along with their ­finances, and they have to sell their home and are left with an outstanding

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The South Gauteng High Court ruled that the common law defence of reasonable chastisement is not in line with the Constitution and no longer applies in our law. This means

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Are you recently divorced and a stay at home parent? Know your rights and get what you deserve! In South African law, section 7(2) of the Divorce Act deals with

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It is important to understand the legal implications of the marital property regime, especially when drafting a Last Will and Testament and also when entering into a marriage, as the

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The Domestic Violence Act 116 of 1998 (“the Act”), came into operation on 15 December 1998. The purpose of this Act is to protect victims of domestic abuse.   It sets

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In December 2005, South Africa became the fifth country in the world and the first country on the African continent to recognize the rights of same-sex couples. The Constitutional Court

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In Desember 2005 het Suid-Afrika die vyfde land in die wêreld en die eerste land op die Afrika-kontinent geword wat die regte van paartjies van dieselfde geslag erken. Die Konstitusionele

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Wanneer ‘n man die groot vraag vra aan die liefde van sy lewe en sy aanvaar, kan daar gesê word dat hulle ‘n kontrak aangegaan het om te trou in

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When a man proposes marriage to the love of his life and she accepts the proposal and they become engaged they are said to have concluded a contract to marry

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With couples increasingly cohabiting before (or instead of) formally marrying, and with the Domestic Partnerships Bill of 2008 still on ice, it bears repeating – 1. There is no such thing in South Africa as a “Common Law Marriage” 2. Any cohabiting couple needs to urgently take advice on concluding a formal “cohabitation agreement” – don’t risk not having one!

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