Besides certainty antenuptial contracts bring legal effect to matrimonial property regimes and this is crucial with regards to entering contracts, as well as in the event of divorce, maintenance and devolution of deceased estates.
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Many couples have the dream of getting married abroad in an exotic destination, but there are certain pitfalls that can come from doing this.
South African marital laws presume that a woman’s home is with her husband’s home and when they get married, the woman is legally bound by the laws of the country he treats as his home.
Before registering an antenuptial contract, the agreement needs to be notarised by a practicing notary attorney who has no personal relation to either one of the spouses.
An antenuptial contract is an agreement entered into by two people, who intend on getting married, before the actual marriage takes place.
Should the couple fail to enter into a valid, notarised antenuptial contract before their marriage, they will, by default, be married in community of property.
Accrual is defined as the accumulation or increase of something over time. When referring to marriage out of community of property with accrual, we refer to a type of contract entered into by the couple before solemnising their marriage.
An antenuptial contract, also known as a prenuptial agreement, is a contract entered into by two people who intend to get married. This document states how their assets will be dealt with in the event of divorce or death.
However, according to South African law, any marriage entered into without an antenuptial contract is by default a marriage in community of property.
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