6th Dec 2021
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In what entity should you purchase a property

IN WHAT ENTITY SHOULD YOU PURCHASE A PROPERTY? As property is a big investment, the entity you choose to purchase your property in could have a major impact on your finances. It is a very important decision. The answer in respect of which entity you choose is not an easy one as there are numerous factors that must be taken into account. In the majority of cases when spouses are purchasing a primary home, it would be advisable to register the property in the names of both spouses. However, this […]
25th Oct 2021

Compulsory Vaccination

Compulsory Vaccination  The Covid 19 virus continues to mutate and spread with devastating effects. All economic sectors are affected. This has many negative consequences on employers in all industries, as high infection rates naturally show an increase in absenteeism. In South Africa, the vaccination program has not yet achieved targeted daily numbers. This appears to be partly attributable to vaccination hesitancy. Compulsory vaccinations are likely to be challenged on constitutional grounds and, if successful, will have negative consequences for the Covid19 vaccination program. Employers are required to conduct a Covid19 […]
6th Sep 2021
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Your Will could end up costing your family a fortune

Your Will could end up costing your family a fortune! When you hear Estate Planning, you may think it only applies to the rich or the lottery winners. However, anyone who has an estate, including life policies and retirement annuities, of between R3m and R15m stands to benefit a lot from Estate Planning. To emphasize the kind of saving you can make, we have listed a mere seven of the many examples of savings we at Pagdens have made, or are able to make for clients. The savings are not […]
27th Jul 2021

The Three Main Grounds for a Divorce

The Three Main Grounds for a Divorce Courts do not take a person’s decision to divorce their spouse lightly. This is due to many factors that include, inter alia, the sanctity of marriage, the long term consequences of divorce for both spouses and any children born of the marriage, and the emotionally taxing experience that is naturally associated with divorce proceedings. The only grounds on which a Court may grant a decree of divorce are set out in section 3 of the Divorce Act, 70 of 1979 (“the Divorce Act”). […]
3rd May 2021
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Antenuptial contracts

Antenuptial Contracts: What does it all mean? Entering into a marriage or civil partnership is one of the most exciting and stressful milestones in life. There are so many fun decisions to make about venues, décor and cakes, that the tough decisions sometimes tend to be pushed to the side. Other than the daunting task of planning the seating chart, you also need to seriously consider whether you are going to enter into an antenuptial contract and if so which one and what will be excluded? We’ve set out the […]
1st Mar 2021

The Proposal for the Reform of South African Marriage Laws

The Proposal for the Reform of South African Marriage Laws South Africa has an abundance of religions, cultures and belief systems that have enhanced our unique heritage. As a result of this diversity, the law has gradually been developed to afford people the choice to, inter alia, enter into civil marriages, civil unions or same-sex marriages, customary marriages, and religious marriages. Currently, there are separate statutes to govern civil marriages, civil unions, and customary marriages. These are the Marriage Act, 25 of 1961, (“the Marriage Act”), the Civil Union Act, […]