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Family Law

Can a director be held personally liable to the creditors of a company?

2021-05-05T12:31:36+00:00May 3rd, 2021|Family Law|

Can A Director Be Held Personally Liable To The Creditors Of A Company? There are a few instances in which a director can become liable for the debts of a company. The first being in an instance where the director binds himself/herself in his/her personal capacity as surety for a debt. The other instances are

Antenuptial Contract With Accrual In South Africa Explained

2021-04-12T07:16:33+00:00March 11th, 2021|Family Law|

Antenuptial Contract With Accrual In South Africa Explained Antenuptial contract with accrual refers to one of three civil marriage regimes recognised under South African law. Most commonly known as “Marriage out of Community of Property subject to the Accrual System”, this system requires an antenuptial agreement to be drawn up by an attorney before the date

Types Of Marriages In South Africa That Can Be Registered

2021-03-17T13:22:31+00:00March 11th, 2021|Family Law|

Types Of Marriages In South Africa That Can Be Registered South African law recognises three different marriage regimes: Civil Marriages, Civil Unions and Customary Marriages. The Department of Home Affairs manages the registration of these marriages. What is Considered A Civil Marriage? Civil marriages are the most common type of marriage in South Africa. Only

What is domestic violence in terms of the law in South Africa?

2021-03-01T10:26:16+00:00February 26th, 2021|Family Law|

WHAT IS DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN TERMS OF THE LAW IN SOUTH AFRICA?  In 2019, the World Health Organization found that approximately 60,000 women and children are victims of domestic violence. According to an article written by Tanya Farber in the Times live (01 September 2020), statistically, South Africa is said to have the highest statistics

How much does adoption cost in South Africa?

2020-07-30T12:25:27+00:00July 22nd, 2020|Family Law|

How much does adoption cost in South Africa? The costs of adoption in South Africa depends on the different organisations that facilitate the adoption, and whether the adoption is facilitated by a government-subsidised agency or by a private social worker. Adoptions can cost as little as a few thousand rand although the adoption can cost

What is the adoption process in South Africa

2020-07-30T12:42:05+00:00July 22nd, 2020|Family Law|

What is the adoption process in South Africa? 1.The first step is to find an agency, thereinafter, you will do the orientation meeting whereby everything will be discussed with you and the designated social worker. Once everything has been discussed and understood, the social worker will give you an application which needs to be filled

What are the requirements for adoption in South Africa

2020-07-23T10:51:20+00:00July 22nd, 2020|Family Law|

What are the requirements for adoption in South Africa? Adoption is the legal act of permanently placing a child with a parent or parents other than the child’s biological mother or father. An adoption order has the effect of terminating the parental rights of the biological mother and father, while transferring the parental rights and

WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS FOR A VALID CUSTOMARY MARRIAGE?

2020-07-23T10:42:01+00:00June 22nd, 2020|Family Law|

WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS FOR A VALID CUSTOMARY MARRIAGE? by Lungelo Mokoena A customary marriage is defined as a union that is negotiated, celebrated and concluded in terms of indigenous African customary law. Customary law is an amazing part of the South African law which governs the laws relating to customary marriages (also referred to

WHAT IS DIVORCE MEDIATION?

2020-07-23T10:40:30+00:00March 16th, 2020|Family Law|

WHAT IS DIVORCE MEDIATION? Divorce mediation is a way of helping separating spouses to find solutions and to reach an agreement to various issues such as child maintenance, child custody and division of assets, etc.  It is an alternative to the formal process of litigation in a divorce court. The mediation begins with both parties