Although it may seem like a good idea to draft your own will, in the long run it will cost more in terms of time and money than getting a qualified attorney to assist with doing it properly.Read More
Here’s a short guide to help ensure that your documents for use outside South Africa are legally valid.Read More
We outline the main features of the administration of a deceased estate, as well as the legal aspects involved.Read More
New regulation coming into effect on 25 February 2019 makes it more difficult and expensive to replace lost title deeds.Read More
In the case of a life partner who is a foreign citizen, you can apply for a spousal visa when you’re in a permanent relationship or married to a South African Citizen or a foreigner that has a permanent residency permit in South Africa. This is where a Spousal Affidavit will be necessary to process your application.Read More
Because it’s important to have your prenuptial contract in place prior to getting married, well help you understand the details and benefits of the different types of ante nuptial contacts, and the benefits of each.Read More
Buying into any form of community scheme means binding yourself to comply with all the scheme’s rules and regulations. Read and understand these rules before you buy - our courts will usually hold you to them.
But not all rules are legally enforceable, and there’s a strong warning for security estates in a recent High Court case where estate speed limits and restrictions on the movement of domestic employees were challenged and found wanting.
Delay suing your debtor for too long and you lose your right to claim forever. That’s the practical effect of our law of prescription, and it’s like throwing money away. It’s also totally avoidable.
But what if you didn’t know you had a claim in the first place? A recent judgment from the highest court in the land – our Constitutional Court – warns that what counts is whether your lack of knowledge is a case of factual ignorance, or a case of ignorance of the law. It’s the source of your ignorance that counts; and not managing that can cost you a lot of money…
Running into debt isn’t so bad. It’s running into creditors that hurts” (Unknown)
The fact that debts prescribe (become uncollectable after a period of time) presents as much of a threat to a creditor as it does an opportunity to a debtor so it’s important for both to understand the process.
We’ll list the periods that apply to common types of debt and talk about prescription being “delayed” or “interrupted”. We’ll focus in particular on a recent and very important Supreme Court of Appeal decision answering the question: “Can a debtor’s admission of liability interrupt prescription even if it is made without prejudice during settlement negotiations?”Read More
Ensure that you understand all the terms of the sale agreement before signing the contract. Here is a guideline to explain the terms and process.Read More