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Divorce, eviction, trusts and protection orders

Divorce, eviction and trusts

What’s the connection between divorce, eviction and trusts? How heartless does someone have to be to evict his ex-wife’s mother from her home within days of burying her daughter and granddaughter? According to a report in the Sunday World, that’s … Continue reading

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Maintenance claims – be reasonable!

Interim Maintenance Divorce

Is R20,000 a month on groceries excessive? The judge thought so! Even with five hungry mouths to feed, R20,000 a month was considered by one judge to be an unrealistic food bill. In a recent maintenance case that appeared before … Continue reading

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Celebrity divorce – the pitfalls of fame

Silhoette of a couple illustrating a troubled relationship

Who is right and who is wrong in this high-profile divorce? We often envy celebrities their money and their glamour, but popularity comes at a cost. Going through divorce is tough enough. Most of us are able to navigate this … Continue reading

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COVID-19 divorce

What is the effect of a year of lockdown on divorce statistics? As we mark one year since the nation entered lockdown of some form or other, it’s inevitable that we feel called to reflect on the events and consequences … Continue reading

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Antenuptial agreement now available to women in customary marriages

A traditional wedding at the Mvezo royal palace in the Eastern Cape. (Photo: Gallo Images / City Press / Khaya Ngwenya) Women in customary marriages can now inherit property, or ask for an antenuptial agreement. David Thomson, senior legal adviser … Continue reading

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Divorce and your retirement savings – here are the facts

File Image: IOL Although the official statistics for South Africa’s divorce rate during Covid-19 are yet be released, globally, the pandemic sent divorce rates soaring by up to 30% or more during 2020. According to DIY Legal, South Africa ranks … Continue reading

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When children become unwitting weapons in the battle between the exes

The only winners in high-conflict divorces are the attorneys and advocates. Reprinted from the Daily Maverick, by Michael Collins – 2021-03-02 First published in the Daily Maverick 168 weekly newspaper. When my ex-partner, the mother of our two children, both younger than … Continue reading

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The impact of parental alienation on a child

Parental alienation harms the child more than the parent As tempting as it might be for an aggrieved parent suffering through an acrimonious divorce to want to portray the other parent in the worst possible light, the individual who suffers the … Continue reading

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