Spousal maintenance post-divorce

Maintenance paid after divorce

How long should spousal maintenance be payable? Long ago, women gave up working when they had children. Even longer ago, they gave up working when they got married, or they didn’t work outside the home at all, waiting for the right man to come along so they could fulfill their destiny as wife and mother. […]

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Divorces are on the rise thanks to COVID and the holiday season

Divorce costs and how to reduce them

If you’re a fan of the pop singer Adele, and even if you’re not, you can’t have missed the fact that the 30-year-old has released a new album, called…wait for it…30. And…not exactly a spoiler alert…it’s full of emotion, this time about her recent divorce. Divorce is an emotional business, but it’s also a costly […]

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How to manage finances before tying the knot

We’ve written extensively about divorce and finances and about matrimonial property regimes. We always encourage couples embarking on marriage to think carefully about their regime and whether an antenuptial contract is right for them. This article from the iol.com personal finance experts looks at financial planning before marriage. We agree that this unromantic but practical […]

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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 at Sanlam Trust, says once the Bill is signed by the president it will mean […]

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