Cohabitation (Masihlalisane): Also known as a common law marriage, is not recognised as a legal relationship by South African law.

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A Will is a legal document that sets out your wishes as to how your estate is to be distributed once you have passed away.

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When a divorce is taking a long time to finalise or when one of the spouses is a homemaker with no income, the law provides a mechanism that can be used to assist spouses during a divorce to provide for the interim period until the divorce is finalised..

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The Protection Order or Restraining Order A protection order, also called a restraining order or domestic violence interdict, is a court order that tells an abuser to stop the abuse and put certain conditions to prevent the abuser from harassing or abusing, emotionally or in any other way, the victim again.

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The duty to maintain a child arises when the child is born. In order to claim for maintenance, you must first determine the reasonable needs of the child on a monthly basis.

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A parenting plan It is a written document that outlines how parents will raise their child since they are not together anymore and usually there is conflict involved due to a break up of a previously trustful relationship or marriage.

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It is a sad reality that when a person has died whether living a valid will or not, the survivors are likely to be faced with a property and or asserts related disputes which often tear apart families. Take note of the following it might help enlighten you.

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If you don’t have an ANC, you are automatically married in community of property. An ANC (Antenuptial Contract) determines whether a marriage will be out of community of property with/without the accrual system.

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