October 4, 2019

Muslim marriages: Is it recognised in South Africa?

All marriages entered in terms of Islamic law, are currently not recognised as valid marriages. For a valid marriage to be recognised in South Africa one […]
April 1, 2019

Interim maintenance until date of divorce – husband’s nightmare and wife’s weapon?

This article gives an overview of the purpose of interim maintenance applications, what considerations are to be taken into account when determining maintenance, the difference between […]
June 12, 2018

How to get divorced if it’s your only option

If a married couple has decided on getting divorced, the process may seem daunting and uncomfortable. However, it can be done efficiently, but there may still […]
May 15, 2018

Unopposed and opposed divorce: What’s the difference?

My spouse said that he/she won’t ‘give me a divorce’. What can I do? Your spouse can oppose the divorce, but it is the Court that […]
April 12, 2018

Am I still liable for my spouse’s debt after divorce?

A husband and wife buy a house together. Their marriage takes a tumble, along with their ­finances, and they have to sell their home and are […]
March 20, 2018

The rights of a domestic partnership

Domestic partnerships, also known as cohabitation relationships, are becoming more common in our modern day society, and it therefore becomes ever more important for parties to […]
September 20, 2017

Customary Marriages in South Africa

In South Africa, there are various forms of marriage, which includes Civil Marriage, Customary Marriage and Civil Union. For a long time, customary unions (marriages) did […]