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Tag Archives: divorce

Financial mistakes to avoid in divorce

If you don’t fully understand your rights you may financially compromise yourself. Image: Shutterstock Setting emotions aside during divorce proceedings is easier said than done. Making key decisions when you are hurt, angry, sad and stressed is never ideal as … Continue reading

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The benefits of setting up a trust

What are some of the benefits of setting up a trust? Explain some of the importance of trusts Identify the role of trustees Describe why setting up a trust is important right now Reprinted from FT Adviser by Dawn Goodman … Continue reading

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When to review your life insurance policy?

When was the last time you went over your life insurance policy? Reprinted from Witbank News A general annual review is advisable to see if your insurance is up to date and whether you can still afford it. However, a … Continue reading

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Co-Parenting During the Coronavirus Pandemic

 A Conversation with Martin Butcher of Jacobowitz & Gubits   During the coronavirus pandemic, co-parenting requires an extra degree of thoughtfulness and flexibility. The goal for parents should be to provide stability and normality for children in an unstable environment. On … Continue reading

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How should I tackle divorce debt on my pension fund?

It is important to have a holistic view of your entire balance sheet before making a decision. Due to my divorce, my former spouse was paid an amount of R182 726.25, which is debt on my pension with the amendment … Continue reading

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Divorcing with dignity

Divorcing with dignity For many couples, the pain that comes with a divorce is often heightened by hostile and drawn-out divorce proceedings. If you’re facing a divorce, it’s important that you know that it doesn’t have to be this way. … Continue reading

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International South African Divorce (revised)

International South African Divorce Divorce is never easy, and where the spouses have different international locations it can be very complicated. A combative, acrimonious divorce is not in your best interests, but it can be hard to avoid when complex … Continue reading

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How to start a divorce during lockdown

We recently wrote an article on how to start a divorce. Since lockdown, things have changed, and the courts are accessible for urgent matters only. This means that you cannot start the divorce court process now. You will need to … Continue reading

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