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Understanding Estate Massing in Community of Property Marriages

05 July 2024,  Sinazo Mau-Mau

In community of property marriages, spouses often combine their estates, or mass their estates, to ensure that certain assets go... to specific beneficiaries. This is done while still ensuring the surviving spouse's welfare and protecting assets from being misused after the first spouse passes away. This article will explain the necessary conditions for this estate combining process.

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Registered Ante-Nuptial Contracts vs Agreements Between Parties

05 July 2024,  Hesri Eloff

The term ‘antenuptial contract’ can refer to either an informal contract or a contract complying with the formalities required by... s 87 of the Deeds Registries Act 47 of 1937.  The public is not always aware of the fact that a verbal or written contract can be binding inter partes (between the parties) because an antenuptial contract (“ANC”) is usually understood to mean a contract registered at the deeds office which regulates the matrimonial property between the parties and against third parties. This article briefly explores the above two concepts and case law dealing with the issues that arise when parties have both entered into a registered contract and a verbal or written agreement before or after marriage.

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Considering the CCMA? Here Is What You Need to Know

05 July 2024,  Bridgeton Petoors

A lack of information or comprehension of the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation, and Arbitration (Hereinafter the “CCMA”) and its processes... can prevent the public from taking advantage of the commission's accessible and low-cost services, causing frustration. For those unfamiliar with labour laws and not part of the legal profession, navigating the CCMA can seem intimidating due to its complex rules and procedures. However, understanding these processes reveals that the CCMA is more accessible than perceived. This article aims to address frequently asked questions about the CCMA’s rules and procedures.

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Are You Obligated to Pay Arrear Levies When Purchasing a Sectional Title Unit? Part 1

05 July 2024,  Lizanne Maritz

Recently, the High Court and the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) was required to interpret Section 15B(3)(a)(i)(aa) of the Sectional... Titles Act 95 of 1986 in relation to a sale in execution in the case of the Body Corporate of Marsh Rose v Arno Steinmuller and others. 

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Understanding Estate Massing in Community of Property Marriages

05 July 2024,  Sinazo Mau-Mau

In community of property marriages, spouses often combine their estates, or mass their estates, to ensure that certain assets go... to specific beneficiaries. This is done while still ensuring the surviving spouse's welfare and protecting assets from being misused after the first spouse passes away. This article will explain the necessary conditions for this estate combining process.

READ MORE
696
Article

Registered Ante-Nuptial Contracts vs Agreements Between Parties

05 July 2024,  Hesri Eloff

The term ‘antenuptial contract’ can refer to either an informal contract or a contract complying with the formalities required by... s 87 of the Deeds Registries Act 47 of 1937.  The public is not always aware of the fact that a verbal or written contract can be binding inter partes (between the parties) because an antenuptial contract (“ANC”) is usually understood to mean a contract registered at the deeds office which regulates the matrimonial property between the parties and against third parties. This article briefly explores the above two concepts and case law dealing with the issues that arise when parties have both entered into a registered contract and a verbal or written agreement before or after marriage.

READ MORE
707
Article

Considering the CCMA? Here Is What You Need to Know

05 July 2024,  Bridgeton Petoors

A lack of information or comprehension of the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation, and Arbitration (Hereinafter the “CCMA”) and its processes... can prevent the public from taking advantage of the commission's accessible and low-cost services, causing frustration. For those unfamiliar with labour laws and not part of the legal profession, navigating the CCMA can seem intimidating due to its complex rules and procedures. However, understanding these processes reveals that the CCMA is more accessible than perceived. This article aims to address frequently asked questions about the CCMA’s rules and procedures.

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726
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Are You Obligated to Pay Arrear Levies When Purchasing a Sectional Title Unit? Part 1

05 July 2024,  Lizanne Maritz

Recently, the High Court and the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) was required to interpret Section 15B(3)(a)(i)(aa) of the Sectional... Titles Act 95 of 1986 in relation to a sale in execution in the case of the Body Corporate of Marsh Rose v Arno Steinmuller and others. 

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Client Testimonials

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John, Private client

Thank you very much for all that you have done. We appreciate what you did for us. It feels good to deal with people that are just as good as their words, and better. I will recommend you to others. You are not just a good lawyer, but also a gentleman.

Marietjie, Private client

Ek wil aan julle my dank en waardering uitspreek vir die positiewe verloop van hierdie aangeleentheid, in die besonder vir die geduld gedurende die tyd wat dit geneem het om dit af te handel, so ook die advies en bystand.

Beatrix , Private client

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for being my pillars of strength and support throughout my ordeal. I am overwhelmed by the manner in which you represented me in court. With tears in my eyes, I have no words to explain how grateful I am with the outcome of this case. I can’t stop talking about your firm to my colleagues, family and friends.

Refiloe, Private client

Thank you for the wonderful correspondence. It is such a pleasure working with a company that gives us regular feedback. Thank you for excellent service.

Rosanne , Private client

Ek beplan om die tyd te neem om julle kantore te besoek, net om persoonlik my dank te kom gee. Ek het soveel vertroue in julle gehad van die begin af. Julle het die situasie met soveel respek hanteer, verstommend.

Charmaine , Private client

Thank you so much for attending to the transfer and for being so efficient. It has been such a pleasure to work with you.

Debbie , Private client

It just remains for me to thank you very much for all the work involved in getting us to this end point - a point I'm sure we all wondered if we'd ever see at some stage or other. I would also like to thank your conveyancing department who was wonderful at communicating during the sale of the house.

Jayne, Private client

Baie dankie, dit is ’n verligting dat my pa se boedel afgehandel is – alle dank weereens aan jou. Baie dankie vir die professionele manier waarop jy alles hanteer het, al jou moeite met die ‘ekstras’ en die gereelde kommunikasie om ons op hoogte te hou. Ons sal kontak behou!

Deon , Private client

Thank you for all your hours of service and commitment to resolving and tying up this tiresome estate. I am exceedingly grateful.

Sally , Private client

I would like to thank you for the professional manner in which the affairs of my mother’s estate were handled.

John , Private client

Baie dankie vir julle hulp ten spyte van julle baie werk. Ons plaas ’n baie hoë verwagting op diens en julle het dit by uitstek oortref. Nogmaals dankie, ons waardeer dit baie!

Petra , Private client

Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for the opportunity you have afforded me of completing Vacation Work with your firm. I have enjoyed my time spent with you, and it has been an absolute pleasure to learn more about your firm, and the legal world. I am so appreciative of the warm welcome by all of your colleagues, and the manner in which we interacted throughout my time here. I hope to return for more Vacation Work this year, and I am exceedingly eager to apply to complete my articles with you, as I have just about fallen in love with your firm and the family that it hosts.

Tamara Foyn, Vacation Work Candidate

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