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How to calculate your Child’s Maintenance

The Duty to Maintain The duty of maintenance, i.e., providing someone (Minor Children) with housing, clothing, food, medical care and education, or other necessary fundamentals of life is a legal duty – also known as ‘the duty to maintain. How to Calculate Child Maintenance To assess how much child maintenance is payable, you must consider […]

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Urgent Court Applications

Our Courts operate in terms of strict rules, procedures and directives. If you do not follow these rules, procedures and directives, your court application will be dismissed, or your case might not even make it to a Judge for a hearing. Generally, and in the ordinary course of events, you have to give the other […]

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Wills

There are many times in people’s lives when they know they should make a Will, yet they shrug it off and ignore it. They tell themselves they’re not going to die anytime soon, they think they should make a Will, but a little later, not now. Years can sometimes go by with them going through […]

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Trusts

In very basic terms, a Trust is an agreement initiated by the Owner of a certain asset or assets, whereby the Owner (who) could be called the Founder) appoints certain other people to look after the asset or assets – which the owner now places into the care of the Trust. There are two types […]

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The Myth of the Common Law Marriage in South Africa!

Cohabitation or Common Law Marriage isn’t what people think it is. Two people start living together – usually in a domestic and sexual relationship. Many Cohabitants of, say, a so-called Common Law Marriage fully believe and expect that they can benefit and enjoy certain rights from their Cohabitation Relationship after many years have passed. However, […]

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Unopposed or Uncontested Divorces

Unopposed Divorces An unopposed divorce is also known as an uncontested divorce. A divorce is unopposed where the spouses agree to all the material terms of the divorce. That means that nothing is in dispute about the division of their assets, spousal maintenance, primary residence, contact to the minor children and child maintenance. A divorce […]

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Domestic Violence And Protection Orders

Domestic Violence in South Africa is regulated by the Domestic Violence act 118 of 1998 Domestic Violence or Domestic Abuse takes on various forms and the act of domestic violence may be committed in a variety of domestic relationships. The forms of Domestic Violence may include physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional, verbal and psychological abuse, […]

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Divorce Procedures

THE FIVE STEPS OF DIVORCE PROCEDURE Understanding the procedure better should give you some idea of the way forward. The Specialist Divorce Lawy…

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Contested or Opposed Divorces

A contested or opposed divorce is an acrimonious divorce where the Spouses cannot agree on one or more aspects of the divorce. It does not ma…

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Ante Nuptial Contracts

Antenuptual Contract (ANC) Without Accrual (Out Of Community Of Property, Accrual Excluded) Martin Vermaak Attorneys This form of marriage mea…

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