love

08Aug 2016

Strong women take note:      “You strike a woman, you strike a rock!”   – Women’s March (9 August 1956) resistance song. The march was in protest of the pass laws restricting black men from entering the cities. Women from all races joined forces and marched to the Pretoria Union Building to hand over […]

03Feb 2016

“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, […]

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. […]

06Feb 2015

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, […]

04Feb 2015

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   “I do believe that the time has arrived to recognise that engagements are outdated and do not recognise the mores of our time” (Van Jaarsveld v Bridges (344/09) [2010] ZASCA 76 para 3).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 […]