May 13, 2022

GROUNDUP : High court judge makes landmark ruling on Divorce Act

The Gauteng high court has declared unconstitutional a section of the Divorce Act that the judge said was unfair, especially to women. The section barred those married out of community of property and without the accrual system, from benefiting, on divorce, from what they might have contributed to the marriage. Before 1984, South Africa had only two marriage regimes: in community of property, which meant the couple shared all assets and debts; an…

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