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Asset Accrual Calculation – Accrual System on Divorce

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.

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Notarial Contract and Life Partnership Affidavit – What is the Difference?

There is a subtle difference between a notarial contract and a spousal affidavit. However, both documents are a crucial part of the application for a life partner visa in South Africa.

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Everything You Need to Know About the Registration of Marriage in South Africa

The legal registration of marriage in South Africa requires certain documents to be handed to a marriage officer before the ceremony may take place.

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Chapter 37 – Civil Union Marriage Law According to Zimbabwe

Originally, civil union marriage was referred to in Chapter 37 of the Marriage Act. However, the new Act refers to civil marriage in chapter 5 clause 11. The type of marriage recognised in this section of the act is universally described as a civil union marriage or monogamous union.

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Foreign nationals marrying South African citizens

There are certain marriage requirements for foreigners in South Africa. These requirements are specific and must be met in order for the marriage to be lawful.

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Muslim Marriages to Become Recognised in South Africa

According to The South African Marriage Act of 1961, up until the year 2000, the only marriage considered lawful was civil marriage.

Because Muslim marriages in South Africa do not follow the laws outlined within the Marriage Act, such marriages have never been legally recognised under South African law.

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US citizens getting married in South Africa - What you need to know

When marrying a foreigner in South Africa, there are various legal requirements which must be met in order for the marriage to take place.

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South Africans getting married in another country

If you are a South African citizen who is getting married in another country, it’s important that you understand all the legalities involved in this scenario.

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Contracts Concerning Love - Cohabitation agreements

Living together unmarried has definite implications that ensure you need to plan your financial partnership very carefully. This is partly due to a lack of the obligations and protection that a marriage contract automatically provides.

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A divorce case relating to the forfeiture of assets

In the case of one couple who were married in community of property, the wife (plaintiff) filed a claim for forfeiture of her husband’s (defendant) patrimonial benefits in terms of section 9(1) of the Divorce Act. 

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