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Law is constantly in flux and cannot be seen as immutable. Therefore our team makes it a priority to be on top of the latest developments in the quickly changing legislative landscape and to keep abreast of recent decisions in our courts.

 

A made his wife B the sole-beneficiary in his will. A and B gets divorced. A did not amend his will. Five months later A remarries C. A dies a view months later. The executor of A’s estate informs B that she is the sole beneficiary of A’s estate and she inherits everything. Read More

Leona Helmsley The notoriously egomaniacal hotelier famously left $12 million to her Maltese, Trouble, while entirely cutting two of her grandchildren out of her will (for "reasons which are known to them"). Her other two grandchildren didn't get off the hook entirely; their inheritances were... Read More

WHAT IS THE MEANING OF ACCRUAL?  According to the Matrimonial Property Act 88 of 1984, Section 4(1)(a) accrual can be described as follows: “The accrual of the estate of a spouse is the amount by which the net value of the spouse’s estate at the dissolution of the marriage exceeds the net value of... Read More

“A great family heirloom, in the form of a beautiful golden necklace was handed down to me from my mother.  I am afraid that my husband might lay a claim for possession of the necklace once we get Divorced…….” When you are married out of community of Property with accrual, there are certain things... Read More

Two parties get married and a view years later decide to have children, unfortunately the couple needs assisted conception in order for them to have a child. This couple now starts contemplating about their rights regarding the child as well as the rights of the third party that will be assisting... Read More

Death or Divorce are the last two things we want to think about when we can hear wedding bells in our heads. We don't like to talk about the "assets topic" who will get what if our marriage dissolves for some or other reason. However, we have to get this uncomfortable topic out of the way before we... Read More

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