Marriage

February 16, 2023

An antenuptial contract does not imply anticipating divorce

Discussing an antenuptial contract might not be the easiest of conversations to have with a prospective spouse. However, it is important to be aware of the […]
August 15, 2022

New Legislation for Marriages on The Way

Being a person’s spouse could have varying tax consequences, particularly where they are married in community of property. Currently, for income tax purposes, you are deemed […]
October 11, 2021

CIVIL MARRIAGES UNDER THE BAA CONVERTED TO IN COMMUNITY OF PROPERTY

In the Edelstein judgment, which was handed down in 1952, the Appellate Division (as it then was) held that there is a rebuttable presumption that all […]
October 11, 2021

TRANSFER OF ASSETS BETWEEN SPOUSES: WHAT ARE THE TAX IMPLICATIONS?

Section 9HB of the Income Tax Act provides for a roll-over of a capital gain or loss when an asset is transferred between spouses during their lifetimes. […]
August 9, 2021

MAKE SURE YOUR ANTENUPTIAL CONTRACT IS VALID BEFORE GETTING MARRIED

John and Susan are getting married on the 5th of October 1993. They have chosen to get married by way of an Antenuptial Contract. John and Susan signed […]
January 8, 2019

CUSTOMARY MARRIAGES IN SOUTH AFRICA

In South Africa, there are various forms of marriage, which includes Civil Marriage, Customary Marriage and Civil Union. For a long time, customary unions (marriages) did […]
June 11, 2018

THE RIGHTS OF A DOMESTIC PARTNERSHIP

Domestic partnerships, also known as cohabitation relationships, are becoming more common in our modern day society, and it therefore becomes ever more important for parties to […]
November 17, 2017

CAN BREAKING-OFF AN ENGAGEMENT PROMPT LEGAL ACTION?

Once a couple has become engaged, you could say that they have concluded a verbal contract to get married. From that point, up until the marriage, […]
November 8, 2017

PLANNING YOUR ESTATE AS NEWLYWEDS

For newlyweds, one of the most important tasks to attend to is estate planning. The estate planning will depend on what the couple wants and what […]
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