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

Divorce settlement agreements

The financial services industry is linked in various ways to the attorneys’ profession. This is especially apparent when attorneys drafting divorce settlement agreements are faced with various financial products like pension funds, retirement annuity funds and endowments. It is imperative that every practising attorney understands the rules of each particular product that forms part of… Continue Reading

He loves me not – and what was it worth?

Sexist and demeaning attitudes still prevail against women when redistributing assets of a failed marriage. He loves me not – and what was it worth? Alick Costa of Werksmans Inc, Johannesburg attorneys. Alick Costa argues that sexist and demeaning attitudes still prevail against women when redistributing assets of a failed marriage. Section 7(3) of the Divorce Act… Continue Reading

Maintenance order in favour of an ex-wife terminates on the death of the ex-husband

Unless the agreement of settlement concluded between divorcing parties expressly states so, a maintenance order in favour of an ex-wife terminates on the death of the ex-husband. Maintenance orders terminate on death of ex-husband Unless the agreement of settlement concluded between divorcing parties expressly states so, a maintenance order in favour of an ex-wife terminates… Continue Reading

Tips for divorcing couples

Useful tips if you are in the process of getting divorced Tips for divorcing couples By Michael Daniel 1.     Defer long-term decisions – now is not the time to add stress. I know of many people that make long-term decisions while going through divorce only to realize afterwards that they weren’t thinking clearly at the time. You… Continue Reading

Making marriage last

Here’s some good news: If you’re courageous enough to pick up this booklet, you’ve taken the first step toward making your marriage work. Making Marriage Last Reprinted with the permission of AMERICAN ACADEMY OF MATRIMONIAL LAWYERS Here’s some good news: If you’re courageous enough to pick up this booklet, you’ve taken the first step toward making… Continue Reading

Stepping back from anger

Every year, more than 1 million American couples get divorced. For those men and women, it is often the most grueling, emotionally exhausting, and expensive experience they will ever have. Reprinted with the permission of AMERICAN ACADEMY OF MATRIMONIAL LAWYERS Protecting Your Children During Divorce Every year, more than 1 million American couples get divorced. For… Continue Reading

A Client Handbook

Copyright 1994 American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers A Client Handbook American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Reprinted with the permission of AMERICAN ACADEMY OF MATRIMONIAL LAWYERS To encourage the study, improve the practice, and advance the cause of matrimonial law, to the end that the welfare of the family and society be preserved. Copyright 1994 American Academy… Continue Reading

How To Survive A Straying Spouse

Few marriages can be expected to stand the course these days without the occasional sexual hiccup, and infidelity is on the increase. We have obtained advice from experts on how to survive it and how to avoid it. How to Survive a Straying Spouse The Star, 7 January 2004 by Sharon Bexley Few marriages can be… Continue Reading

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