Nowadays, many families face the stress of divorce or separation. Regardless of the causes of this, or the circumstances, it is difficult for all involved. If you are a parent going through a divorce, you will want the best for your children during this time. It is a period in which the family dynamic changes, … Read more Helping children with divorce or separation
Divorce is one of the biggest financial events you can experience in your lifetime. It is therefore important to know the potential dangers of the divorce process, so you can avoid making serious financial errors. Poor preparation Given the emotional distress of the divorce process, spouses may make the mistake of failing to properly prepare. … Read more Financial pitfalls of divorce
Going through a divorce or separation can be complicated and emotionally draining. If you and your spouse have decided that this is what you want, you are probably wondering what first steps to take. Ideally, you want to make this process and quick and drama-free as possible. See related article: Financial pitfalls of divorce.
If you are a parent, you must be concerned about the effect that your divorce is going to have on your children. The negative effects of divorce are usually a result of the feeling of uncertainty of what is going to happen after the divorce, from the level of conflict between the parents, and from … Read more Effects of divorce on children
If you have kids and are preparing for divorce, it is important that you find the best way to tell them, to prepare them for the potentially sad and stressful road ahead. See these related resources: Effects of divorce on children Helping children with divorce or separation
An eviction happens when a person is legally forced to leave the property he/she is staying on. According to the Constitution, no person’s property may be taken away from him/her and that no person may be evicted from his/her home without a court order. This means that a landlord/landlady (person in charge of a property) … Read more Who can issue an eviction notice in South Africa?
In South Africa, maintenance for a spouse and/or children is awarded when certain conditions are met. Read more about these conditions below as well as the most important facts regarding child and spousal maintenance. How maintenance is awarded in divorce cases in South Africa One spouse may be required to provide ongoing financial support to … Read more Divorce and Maintenance Agreements in South Africa
Based on South African law, a trustee does not become the owner of trust property but simply holds such property for the benefit of third parties (beneficiaries). As such, trust property cannot be considered as part of a person’s estate for purposes of determining the value of an estate in divorce cases. Property held by … Read more Trusts and divorce
Even if both parties agree to a settlement, divorce in South Africa can be expensive. Uncontested divorce – where both parties agree to the divorce, division of assets and/or custody of dependants – is by far the most affordable type of divorce in the country. This is because you do not need legal representation in … Read more Understanding unopposed divorces in South Africa
When you are about to go through a divorce, it is important that you seek out a lawyer who will represent your interests, whether that means fighting it out in court or making sure you get a fair settlement. Make sure to ask your divorced friends or family members whether they liked their divorce lawyers, … Read more What are good divorce lawyers?