How to change your marital regime

How to change your marital regime

Couples sometimes rush into marriage and before they realise it, they are bound by South Africa’s default marital regime which is that of In Community of Property. This means that one joint estate belongs to both spouses in equal undivided shares. Couples can choose...
Domestic violence in South Africa

Domestic violence in South Africa

South African law recognises domestic violence as a “serious social evil” that unfortunately has a high incidence within our society. Affecting the most vulnerable members, it is often not reported to the authorities. Regulated by the Domestic Violence Act 116/1998...
Divorce in customary marriages

Divorce in customary marriages

Customary vs Civil Law marriage A customary marriage is defined as two people who are married according to a custom as opposed to the laws of a country. Civil marriage is when two people are married in terms of South African law. Validity of a customary marriage...