Party married according to Islamic law entitled to share of spouse’s pension

The Office of the Pension Funds Adjudicator has reiterated it will not discriminate against parties married under the terms of Islamic law. This position was made clear by Muvhango Lukhaimane in a determination in which she ordered Sanlam’s Staff Umbrella Pension Fund to reverse its earlier decision not to pay a complainant, Ms Z Paulse,… Continue Reading

You & Your Divorce: Coping with the Emotional Fall-Out

This is a freelance article from Gemma Cairns Divorce isn’t easy, especially when there are children involved. With all of the tasks associated with getting a divorce —telling friends and family, dividing assets and possessions, making custody arrangements—there’s a lot to be done. In the midst of all this, it’s hard for busy parents to get… Continue Reading

Divorce

This article deals with separation, divorce and the divorce agreement (proprietary rights, maintenance, access and custody). Divorce Source: http://www.paralegaladvice.org.za This article deals with separation, divorce and the divorce agreement. Divorce is a serious step. It can affect the spouses and their children for the rest of their lives. Before getting a divorce, the husband and wife… Continue Reading

Failure to Pay Maintenance

What legal steps can you take if your spouse fails to pay maintenance? Failure to Pay Maintenance What legal steps can you take if your spouse fails to pay maintenance? Your spouse has been ordered to pay maintenance in terms of a divorce order or maintenance court order.  If he fails to do so, the following… Continue Reading

How divorcing couples can avoid the nightmare

The friendlier your divorce settlement, the more likely you are to have a better settlement. A long, drawn out divorce war is hardly likely to benefit anyone but a bevy of well-fed divorce lawyers. How divorcing couples can avoid the nightmare By Bruce Cameron Divorce, as well as marriage, can be a relationship until death… Continue Reading

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