October 27, 2015

How to change your marital status to another form of marriage contract

Section 21(1) of the Matrimonial Property Act No 88 of 1984 provides that a husband and wife may apply jointly to court for leave to change […]
October 6, 2016

Divorce maintenance: Can you contract out of it?

“The concept of chivalry is beyond his comprehension and lies dead and buried in his mind, if it ever existed” (Part of the Court’s scathing assessment […]
November 14, 2016

How can a person get married in South Africa?

A person can get married in terms of a civil marriage, customary marriage, civil union or religious marriage. A religious marriage is not recognised as a […]
April 16, 2021

Who Gets the House on Divorce?

Historically 44% of South African marriages have ended in divorce, and there has reportedly been a 20% surge in new divorce applications since lockdown. For those […]
June 14, 2021

Can You Change Your Marital Regime After Marriage?

Wedding bells are ringing, and the legal niceties of how the marriage will affect your “matrimonial property system” may not be high on your priority list. […]
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