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Individuals that are incapable of managing their own affairs and estates can be placed under curatorship. A curator is then appointed in an effort to safeguard that person’s financial and personal matters. There are many reasons why a person would need to have a curator appointed. The individual... Read More

It is a sad fact that many people will suffer some form of abuse from their partner during the course of their relationship. Some suffer daily abuse because they are unsure what to do to protect themselves from their abusive partner. It is often the case that the couple has a child together or that... Read More

In some cases, a divorce truly means the end of a relationship and parties don’t intend to interact with one another once it has been finalised. However, for many couples, certain aspects of their lives remain intertwined even after separation. The couple might have children together or one might... Read More

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

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