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Planning to get married? A comparative analysis of marital regimes – 23 May 2022

The decision to get married requires careful consideration with regard to your respective finances. Merging your finances, in whatever format you choose for your relationship, is never easy – and it’s advisable to spend time before your marriage carefully choosing a matrimonial property regime that suits your unique set of circumstances…

Unenforceable clauses in a marriage contract – 9 May 2022

Spouses are generally free to include any provision in their antenuptial contract (ANC). However, the provision may not be contra bonos mores (against the good morals of the public), against nature, reason, public policy, prohibited by any law or purport to take over the powers of the court…

What is a usufruct? – 13 May 2022

The English word usufruct derives from the Latin roots usus and fructus, from verbs meaning to possess and to have the benefit of, respectively…