Forfeiture of Patrimonial Benefits

Forfeiture of patrimonial benefits is legislated by Section 9(1) of the Divorce Act 70 of 1979 (herein after “the Act”). Section 9(1) of the Act states: “(1) When a decree of divorce is granted on the ground of the irretrievable break-down of marriage the court may...

8 Mistakes to avoid in divorce

Much like other traumatic events, a divorce is often unexpected, unpleasant and, most disturbingly, something for which few people make preparations. Although divorce is hardly a pleasant topic (for most people, at least), there are a few mistakes which, if...