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“Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.” Aristotle This may be an extremely unromantic thought, but what if things do not work out and the two bodies decide to go their separate ways? What if the love doesn’t last? Without going into too much detail and adding that some loves are wonderful, […]

You’re wearing the ring but the relationship does not make sense anymore… TIP   The same applies to marriage and divorce.    In your ante-nuptial agreement you may arrange to keep your engagement ring should you divorce (regardless of fault/ blame). As a policyholder of the Legal Hero product, you are covered for an ante-nuptial agreement. […]

Before the Protection from Harassment Act: · Only victims involved in a domestic relationship (such as spouses in a marriage, engaged couples or parties in a romantic-, intimate- or sexual relationship) could seek recourse. After the Protection from Harassment Act (April 2013): · Any victim of harassment causing mental, psychological, physical or economic harm; · Also victims […]

Roses are red, violets are blue, do you know that I’ve been stalking you? Say NO to harm (mental, psychological, physical or economic) caused by harassment. Question 1: Please define harassment? Harassment = unwelcome… Harassment includes: the direct and / or indirect act that either causes mental, psychological, physical or economic harm or inspires the victim to […]

Tell me more about same sex marriages… Did you know? South Africa was the first country to proclaim:   a)      Sexual orientation as a human right in both its Interim (1993) and Final Constitution (1996); b)      that discrimination based on sex, gender or sexual orientation was forbidden.       In spite of the above, […]

Can I claim money from my finance should he decide to break our engagement?   “I do believe that the time has arrived to recognise that engagements are outdated and do not recognise the mores of our time” (Van Jaarsveld v Bridges (344/09) [2010] ZASCA 76 para 3). Breach of promise (to marry) could lead […]