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Simon Dippenaar
Admitted Attorney of the High Court of South Africa.
B.Bus.Sci (UCT), LLB (UCT), PDLP (UCT)
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Divorce a Missing Spouse

by Simon Dippenaar as featured on All4Women How to get a divorce when you don’t know where your spouse is Your marriage is on the rocks and you’ve finally decided to call it a day and file for divorce. The … Continue reading

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Married and declared insolvent?

Couples often draw up antenuptial contracts to protect their assets in the event of divorce. No one thinks about insolvency. But your marital regime also affects what happens if one of you becomes insolvent. Continue reading

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Antenuptial contracts – the accrual system

An antenuptial contract with accrual is a fair concept, but it is not always appropriate Antenuptial contracts (ANCs) are a fairly standard part of modern wedding preparations. Prior to the Matrimonial Property Act of 1984, antenuptial contracts did exist, but were exceptional. … Continue reading

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Foreign Divorce in South Africa

Are you and your spouse from different countries? You can divorce in South Africa, but the process will depend on husband’s domicile at date of marriage. More. Continue reading

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Not married – when the inevitable happens

Losing a partner is hard enough. What happens if you and your life partner are not married, but have spent years building a life together? There is no such thing as common-law marriage. Find out how to protect yourselves and your joint assets here. Continue reading

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Child maintenance – marriage is irrelevant

Parents, whether married or not, have certain rights when it comes to their children, as we discussed recently. They also have responsibilities. All parents have a duty to maintain their children, and this obligation is unaffected by any access arrangements or the nature of the relationship with the other parent. Find out more about child support here. Continue reading

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Unmarried father – know your rights

What are my rights as an unmarried father? Traditionally, two people fell in love, got married, and then (usually but not always) had children. In that order. Pregnancy outside of wedlock carried stigma and young women were often sent away … Continue reading

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Co-parenting with a narcissist? There are ways to cope.

Co-parenting: This is the last in our three-part series on coping with, divorcing and raising children with someone with narcissistic personality disorder (NPD). For more information on NPD and the personality traits it manifests, see our article on Narcissistic Abuse. … Continue reading

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