The Divorce Amendment Act of 1989

The Divorce Amendment Act allows some relief to spouses who might otherwise receive nothing from a marriage. Prior to August 1989, parties to a divorce could not take pension benefits into account when dividing the joint estate. And, in many … Continue reading

The Common Law Spouse – Does he (or she) exist?

Many people who live together, have decided that they do not need to formalise their relationship with marriage. There, may, however, be troubles ahead and the “I don’t need a piece of paper or a ring” could cost couples dearly … Continue reading