civil

22May 2020

By Jolané van der Walt (LLB) (LLM) The COVID-19 pandemic is changing the world in unprecedented ways. In addition to the effect on our health, the coronavirus is affecting every single aspect of our lives such as employment, income, food resources, sanitation and housing.  Evictions – Lockdown Level 4 and 5 Can I get evicted […]

21Aug 2015

A Domestic Partnership is very difficult to prove. Read our Q&A below for more info.  Good morning    I really need your advice. I have been living with a man for 30 years. We are not married but I found out that he has been having an affair for 3 years. I am going to leave him […]

09Jul 2015

South Africans are drowning in debt! According to the National Credit regulator, debt counsellors have assisted over indebted consumers with repayment plans worth up to R18 BILLION in total. Statistics show that by 2013, about 240 034 government employees and about 120 000 private sector employees had emolument attachment orders (a garnishee) against their salaries. WHAT […]

19Jun 2015

This weekend might be a great time to get your ducks in a row and write a Will! DIY Wills are, however, dangerous and can be declared invalid. If you are a Legal Hero policyholder, rather contact your hero and ask for professional assistance. 5 FAQ’s answered:  1. What are the basic formalities? a) Write/ […]

05May 2015

  “Hi, Im working for a construction company as a manager. The company owes me december, january, march and april salaries. I lost because of not paying my debts. Can you please advise me on what steps to take so that i dnt lose the money im being owed and must the company pay me interest because […]

21Apr 2015

What if I simply cannot afford to pay school fees?   Note: a school can take legal action against both the custodian (person with whom the child resides) as well as the non-custodian parent. The school can, however, only take legal action against the parent after the exemption criteria has been applied and denied. Remember […]

15Apr 2015

  Remember to set the table for one extra (sometimes uninvited) guest that hangs out at your family home. Yes, it is important to have a basic understanding of the law, as it is with us wherever we go. Let’s have a look at a few Family, Civil, Criminal and Labour Law examples at home […]

19Feb 2015

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. […]

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