Next steps in the ANC process

When I receive your marriage contract, I will check it for errors and then email it back to you. The following documents must be signed: You, your fiancé and two witnesses over the age of 16 years, must sign the Power of Attorney (PA) that authorises me to appear before a notary on your behalf. The… Continue Reading

Change of surname on marriage

It is the social custom of the land for the wife to adopt the family name or surname of the husband, together with the designation “Mrs”. Change of surname on marriage   Source: Family Law Services   It is the social custom of the land for the wife to adopt the family name or surname… Continue Reading

Civil marriages

Marriage is a contract between a man and a woman. They agree to live together as husband and wife. Like other contracts, a marriage contract has rights and duties for each partner. Civil marriages   Source: http://www.paralegaladvice.org.za Marriage is a contract between a man and a woman. They agree to live together as husband and wife.… Continue Reading

General

A summary of some of the important provisions of our divorce laws. With due acknowledgement to the Law Society of South Africa General Some other provisions of the Act Divorce Protection is given to a husband or wife who married before 1 November 1984 out of community of property and who may find that the other… Continue Reading

Lobola Contract Will End Cost-of-Cows Row

The contract, endorsed by the Proudly South African Campaign and the Department of Home Affairs, is a pre-printed lobola document which the families complete by filling in personal details and the specific amounts of money involved. Lobola Contract Will End Cost-of-Cows Row Sunday TimesJohannesburg) September 19, 2004 By Futhi Ntshingila Johannesburg A South African banker… Continue Reading

Small Business and Marriage: good bed mates?

Getting married in community of property is hazardous to your future. What to do about it. Small Business and Marriage: good bed mates? By Peter Carruthers Getting married in community of property is hazardous to your future. What to do about it. Marriage is probably a strange subject to discuss in this Weekly Business Idea, but please bear with… Continue Reading

The Matrimonial Property Act

Whether you are already married or if you intend getting married shortly, it is important to know that this Act has a direct effect on your assets. It is, therefore, important that you consider it carefully! With due acknowledgement to the Law Society of South Africa THE MATRIMONIAL PROPERTY ACT 1984 Whether you are already married… Continue Reading

The rules of civil marriage

This article deals with marriages in & out of community of property and Civil marriages of Africans before 1988 The rules of civil marriage Source: http://www.paralegaladvice.org.za This article deals with marriages in & out of community of property and Civil marriages of Africans before 1988 Marriages create certain rights and duties for the husband and wife.… Continue Reading

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