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Dr Ilze Van der Merwe
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Category Archives: Divorce

After Divorce – Can you still be friends with your ex?

  Getting to friends after divorce. After divorce, is it possible to be friends? As family law practitioners, we see every kind of divorce imaginable, from amicable to acrimonious and everything in between. Unsurprisingly, the nature of the divorce often … Continue reading

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Divorcing with dignity: is there such a thing as a peaceful divorce?

Divorce…dignity…peaceful…three words that rarely appear in the same sentence. Divorce is anything but peaceful and even the most graceful of us can behave in very undignified ways when we are hurt and angry, two emotions that characterise divorcing or separating … Continue reading

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Same-sex divorce – Equal rights, equal wrongs

  Recently we’ve had quite a few queries about what happens when a legally married gay or lesbian couple decides to call it a day. We’re happy to answer these questions, but there is in fact very little to say. … Continue reading

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Are you in a relationship with a narcissist?

  You meet the love of your life. Charming, attractive, confident, attentive, like you in many ways… what more could you ask for? Maybe you even tie the knot. Then gradually you begin to notice a change in your partner’s … Continue reading

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Women’s Day – this Women’s Day, how far have we really come?

August is Women’s Month in South Africa. Although the celebrations centre around the 9th, Women’s Day, in fact the whole month is given over to a reminder and celebration of the role women play in advancing human rights and helping … Continue reading

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Are you being abused? How to recognise abuse

In South Africa gender inequality is a huge issue, despite a Constitution that guarantees the rights of all, regardless of race, gender, sexual preference, age or disability. Sadly, gender inequality often bleeds into gender-based violence and sexual abuse. Rape is … Continue reading

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Where there’s a will there’s a way … to ensure your family’s future

I’m young – why should I make a will? Wills deal with the distribution of assets after death, so most people think of them as an end-of-life issue. Why would someone in the prime of life want to think about … Continue reading

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Couples from hell – cut the ties that bind

We all know one … the couple that can’t seem to move past divorce. The pair clings on to the emotional connection, even when it is self-destructive. There’s a term for this. Psychologists refer to them publicly as ‘undifferentiated spouses’. … Continue reading

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