May 16, 2018

Am I still liable for my spouse’s debt after divorce?

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 […]
March 26, 2018

Spanking your child is illegal in South Africa

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 […]
January 22, 2018

Divorced stay at home parent

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 […]
February 17, 2016

Dealing with marriage and estate planning

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 […]
September 27, 2013

Can you apply for a protection order against domestic violence, and what is the meaning of a “domestic relationship”?

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 […]
August 30, 2013

The position of same-sex marriages in South Africa

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 […]
August 30, 2013

Die stand van selfdegeslag-huwelike in Suid-Afrika

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 […]
July 8, 2013

Om te trou of nie te trou…

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 […]
July 8, 2013

To marry or not to marry…

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 […]