February 15, 2017

Co-owning property with someone else: the ups and downs

What is co-ownership? Co-ownership is when one or more people jointly own the same property. In essence, it is when they legally share ownership without dividing the property into physical […]
February 15, 2017

When can spouses get a divorce?

There are only three grounds for divorce, 1. namely the irretrievable breakdown of the marriage; or 2. mental illness or 3. continued unconsciousness of one of the spouses. Examples of […]
January 15, 2017

The Community Schemes Ombud Service Act 9 of 2011

The CSOSA came into operation on 7 October 2016. One of the main purposes of CSOSA is to provide for a mechanism that can facilitate dispute resolution for community schemes.  […]
January 15, 2017

Safeguarding children’s rights during divorce

Divorce and the resulting challenges regarding child custody and the responsibilities of parents can be an ugly and difficult process. This is especially true of the children whose emotional and […]
January 15, 2017

Using social media to express your opinions

Facebook, Twitter and other social network sites are part of many people’s lives and serve as a useful vehicle for sharing one’s personal views. However, these sites can have unfortunate […]