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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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To accrue or not to accrue? Community of property under the accrual system

Make sure your antenuptial contract reflects your intentions These days many couples contemplating marriage consider drawing up an antenuptial contract (ANC). Historically, most marriages were ‘in community of property’, and this regime provided a degree of protection to women, who traditionally … Continue reading

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When the inevitable happens…

What happens to the estate on the death of a spouse depends on the marital regime No one wants to think about dying, but it happens to us all eventually. Since death is the one thing we can’t escape, it … Continue reading

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When it all gets too much – divorcing a narcissist

Beware of the pitfalls particular to divorce from a narcissist In our last post we talked about the characteristics of narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) and we described some coping strategies that may help to make life with a narcissist bearable. … Continue reading

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Abusive behaviour – How to recognise abusive relationships

It’s not always easy to tell victim from abuser Abusive behaviour – During the 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children, our attention turns to domestic abuse and intimate partner violence. South Africa still has a … Continue reading

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Narcissistic abuse – What is it and how do you handle it?

Narcissistic abuse We’ve written a lot about narcissistic control and abusive relationships in the past (click here and here). Why do we keep revisiting this topic? Because as divorce attorneys we see a disproportionate number of narcissistic personality disorder cases. … Continue reading

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Parenting Coordination – When parents can’t agree, on anything

Parenting Coordination – In a high-conflict divorce, children are the unintended victims. However much the divorcing couple may claim to put the interests of their offspring first, very often children as used as pawns or bargaining tools between warring parents. … Continue reading

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Married abroad? Make sure your marriage is legal in South Africa.

Married abroad? South Africa is a popular wedding destination, and it’s not hard to see why. Many of our beautiful wine estates offer wedding packages and our climate means that northern hemisphere couples have a much bigger “window” for a … Continue reading

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Muslim Marriages – Judgement a victory for women married under Sharia law

Muslim marriages – In 2005, when the Constitutional Court ruled that same-sex marriages should have the same rights, responsibilities and legal consequences as any other civil marriage or union, customary marriages also gained full recognition. Muslim and Hindu marriages, unfortunately, … Continue reading

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