How it works: Marrying In or Out of Community of Property

The period between the start of an engagement and the eventual walk down the aisle will be one of the most exciting and memorable times of your life. Aside from the rosy glow of love and the emotional high that follows a successful proposal, you and your beloved will encounter a seemingly never-ending list of decisions that need to be made before your big day. While you making such important decisions as...

Customary marriages and community of property

Since the promulgation of the Recognition of Customary Marriages Act, 120 of 1998, the position has changed in that customary marriages are now recognised in our law. A marriage that is valid in terms of customary law and was in existence at the time of commencement of the Act, is for all purposes recognised as a marriage in terms of the Act. In the case of a person being in more than one customary...

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