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Before the court will issue a divorce, it has to be decided who will look after the children. The parents can make an agreement or the court can decide. If you are in the middle of a divorce from your …

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Besides laws which are contained in the South African common law, most (if not all) rules and laws in the South African legal framework are contained in National Legislation, which have effect on all people in South Africa. [[Click here …

Selection of South African Legislation Read More »

When a couple gets divorced, one party is often in a better financial position than the other. The person who has custody of the children will also have expenses that the other parent does not have. For this reason the …

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The implementation of the National Credit Act has drawn a lot of attention from credit providers and the Act is often blamed for the weak market conditions in retail, motor vehicle sales and the residential property market. The Acts application …

National Credit Act: Commercial loans exempt? Read More »

How the family property will be divided up depends on what property regime the couple adopted when they got married. This will usually be covered in the ante-nuptial agreement if there is one or, if there is no pre-marital contract, …

Divorce: Dividing up your property Read More »

The new National Credit Act of South Africa came into affect in 2007, and has compelled the banks to ensure that their mortgage clients do not over extend their credit limit.  Previously, the bond repayments were not to exceed 30% …

National Credit Act and Home Loan Finance? Read More »