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How does your marriage status affect you when buying property in South Africa?

Marriage Regimes in Property by Hammond Pole Attorneys

It is important for an estate agent to ask the question – how the parties are married from mandate stage when dealing with property. The reason for this is to establish the legal capacity of all parties in terms of the agreement. Ardene Nel, an Attorney at Hammond Pole Attorneys, explains how your marriage status could affect you when buying property in South Africa. South African Marriage Regimes The following are various types of marriage regimes in South Africa: Civil Marriages Civil Unions and Partnerships Customary Marriages Foreign Marriages Let’s have a brief look at each regime individually to better understand how this could...

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ANC – And no, it is not a National Party.

Antenuptial Contract by Hammond Pole Attorneys

Most couples get all wrapped up in the excitement of their wedding that they leave their antenuptial contract (ANC) to the last minute. Despite being one of the most important documents that a young couple will ever conclude, it doesn’t seem to get as much attention as the dress, flowers, venue and cake do. I find that in sharing the queries raised by previous clients, often assists future clients in understanding the concept of an ANC, So here’s a few of my favourite questions I get asked: Isn’t it the same as a Prenuptial Agreement? Not quite. A prenuptial agreement is an...

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