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.


In South Africa, it is widely believed that a couple automatically enters into a common-law marriage if they have lived together in a relationship for a certain amount of years. Even though such a common-law marriage is recognised in some countries throughout the world, no such provision exists... Read More

What can you do If you wish to initiate divorce proceedings against your spouse when they reside outside of South Africa, and you are still living within the country? Normally, you would be required to file an application for an edictal citation. According to Rule 5(1) of the Uniform Rules of Court... Read More

If a person wishes to initiate divorce proceedings against their spouse in South Africa, the court requires that the divorce summons be served to the defendant in person by a sheriff of the court. Since matrimonial matters affect an individual’s status, the court seeks to ensure that the defendant... Read More

Minor children are amongst the most vulnerable in our society as they are essentially incapable of caring for themselves. Because of this, the law, specifically the Children’s Act 38 of 2005, holds the parents of minor children responsible for the care and development of the child in the form of... Read More

Going through divorce proceedings is more often than not a stressful experience for both spouses. There are a number of factors that need to be considered, such as the division of assets between the two parties once the divorce has been finalised. In cases where minor children are involved, issues... Read More

When two parties enter into a marriage in South Africa, unless stated otherwise, they are automatically married in community of property. When two spouses are married in community of property all of the assets and liabilities accrued before- and after the marriage are shared between both parties in... Read More

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