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July 26, 2017

ANTENUPTIAL CONTRACTS: CAN I GET ONE AFTER MARRIAGE?

Couples who are interested in an antenuptial contract often make the decision to get one before they are married. That is the ideal scenario. However, some […]
July 26, 2017

I CAN’T REPAY MY DEBTS, WHAT CAN I DO?

If you are over-indebted, in other words, unable to repay all your credit agreements. Your biggest concern might be not getting dragged off to court or […]
July 26, 2017

THE BASICS OF ESTATE DUTY

When a person dies, they leave behind an estate which includes everything they own. Estate Duty is payable on the estate of every person who dies […]
June 20, 2017

WAT IS DIE ROL VAN DIE GESINSADVOKAAT?

Die Gesinsadvokaat het baie pligte, maar in die konteks van Egskeidingsreg word hul meestal geraadpleeg om te verseker dat alle Ouerskap-planne en Skikkingsaktes in ʼn egskeiding […]
June 20, 2017

BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WRITE OR SAY

Many people may not consider the things that they say in public or write online. This is often because of the right of freedom of expression. […]
June 20, 2017

CAN I AMEND MY WILL?

Having a will is a final statement of how you want your assets to be managed after your death. However, sometimes you may want to change […]
June 20, 2017

WHAT IS THE SALE AGREEMENT?

Whenever you buy or sell a house you will encounter the sale agreement, which is also called an “offer to purchase”. This is a contract between […]
April 26, 2017

VERANDERING VAN HUWELIKSTATUS NA ’n ANDER VORM VAN HUWELIKSKONTRAK

Artikel 21(1) van die Wet op Huweliksgoedere Nr 88 van 1984 bepaal dat ‘n man en vrou gesamentlik by die hof kan aansoek doen om verlof […]
April 26, 2017

WHAT DOES THE DEEDS OFFICE DO?

The Deeds Office is responsible for the registration, management and maintenance of the property registry of South Africa. If you are planning on buying a house, […]
April 26, 2017

MY KID GOT HURT IN THE RESTAURANT’S PLAY AREA

We often hear of accidents in which a child or toddler is injured. Who bears liability such cases and who is responsible for maintaining safety in […]
April 26, 2017

THE ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF TRUSTS

Trusts have various advantages, but unfortunately there are also disadvantages. Although this is not a complete synopsis of all the pros and cons, it gives a […]
March 28, 2017

HUURDER EN VERHUURDER – WAT IS JOU REGTE EN VERPLIGTINGE?

Sandra wil graag in haar eie plekkie intrek maar is, soos baie ander mense, onseker oor wat ‘n huurkontrak behels en watter verantwoordelikhede dit op haar […]
March 28, 2017

ADOPTING A CHILD IN SOUTH AFRICA

Adoption is the legal act of permanently placing a child with a parent or parents other than the child’s birth mother or father. A legal adoption […]
March 28, 2017

WHO IS LIABLE AFTER A SPORTS INJURY?

Contact sports often lead to the players being seriously injured. Can anyone be held liable for these injuries? or are the players taking an inherent risk […]
March 28, 2017

OWNING PROPERTY WITHOUT A WILL

If you die without a will, an administrator will have to be appointed to administer your estate which will be distributed according to the laws of […]