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Divorce Law Demystified

what you need to know about divorce law

Divorces do not have to be the nightmares we see on television Divorce includes both a legal aspect as well as a human aspect. We are not dealing with two parties fighting over a car accident, we are dealing with a husband and wife who need assistance to distinguish between what the parties are legally entitled to, what the parties want and lastly what it is that they need to do to get through this chapter of their lives. It is an attorney’s job to make sure that these three aspects are all aligned, and a suitable arrangement is reached. As an...

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Hammond Pole Made Law: Divorce and accrual regulations changed forever

hammond pole made law

"I am ecstatic to announce that the law pertaining to divorce and accrual has forever been changed, following a case I attended to in 2016." - Writes Tania Abbotts, Senior Associate at Hammond Pole Attorneys.   In a decision made on 5 May 2020, the high court ordered that a living annuity cannot be included in a spouse’s estate for purposes of calculating accrual. In essence this meant that the court confirmed that spouses involved in a divorce could purchase a living annuity, and effectively use it to place their Pension Interests, in order to reduce their total assets, when it came...

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