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Simon Dippenaar
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B.Bus.Sci (UCT), LLB (UCT), PDLP (UCT)
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Category Archives: Divorce

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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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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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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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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When Winning Means Losing – Know When Not to Fight

Recently I went to a friend’s birthday party and got talking to some of the other guests. During the conversation, I mentioned that I specialise in divorce matters. One woman said that she is going through a particularly bitter divorce, … 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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