Divorce settlement through mediation

Our cases and the law put parties and their legal team at risk if they do not attempt to mediate the divorce dispute at an early stage. Mediation assists both parties in working out arrangements for themselves and their children instead of handing over control of their affairs to a court. The process reduces conflict… Continue Reading

Claiming spousal maintenance after divorce – a debate

A very common question that often sparks debate is whether a party can claim interim, or temporary spousal maintenance from an ex-spouse after a divorce order has been granted. Rule 43 provides as follows, “this rule shall apply whenever a spouse seeks relief from the court in respect of…”(a) maintenance pendente lite, (b) a contribution… Continue Reading

Divorce mediation as an alternative to litigation

Divorce mediation is an alternative dispute resolution process that Kansas couples may use to settle differences on specific issues in a divorce. Spouses may decide on their own to try mediation, or a judge can order mediation in a divorce case. Before you consider or begin mediation, you should have an understanding of how it… Continue Reading

Civil Union Act amendment

On 20 October 2020, parliament repealed section 6 of the Civil Union Act that previously permitted a marriage officer to object to solemnise a civil union between persons of the same sex on the ground of conscience. Thiruna Naidoo of the Centre for Human Rights stated that that the amendment was a positive step toward… Continue Reading

Divorce Settlement Negotiations

Divorce Settlement Negotiations

Divorce settlement negotiations are neither the beginning nor the end of your relationship. Here are some tips to keep you grounded and productive when facing this situation. By Gregg Herman, Family Lawyer Gregg Herman is a Family Law attorney with Loeb & Herman, S.C., Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He is certified as a specialist in family law… Continue Reading

Social Media and the Law

Social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube have become an integral part of our everyday lives and have an important role to play in our social environment and help us keep in touch with others and stay informed of events around the world. Yet despite many of the benefits of social media platforms,… Continue Reading

Tax Deduction for Home Expenses under COVID-19

More and more employees are working from home under lockdown conditions. Some may even continue to work from home on an indefinite basis. The Income Tax Act 58 of 1962 (the Act) allows employees to claim tax deductions for home office expenses that will typically include rent of premises, interest on bond, cost of repairs… Continue Reading

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