May 24, 2017

Important steps for the transfer of property

Important steps for the transfer of property The transfer process can take up to three-months, sometimes longer. There are different steps involved in the transfer of a property, these include: Instruction. A conveyancer receives the instruction to transfer the property. Communication. The conveyancer communicates with the various role-players involved in the transfer process, such as […]
May 24, 2017

How can an unmarried father obtain parental rights and responsibilities?

How can an unmarried father obtain parental rights and responsibilities? Under the old dispensation, where parties were divorced, one parent (usually the mother) would usually be awarded custody of a minor child and the other parent (usually the father) would be entitled to visitation rights. The custodian parent would be vested with making all of […]
May 24, 2017

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

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 portions for their exclusive use. It is thus commonly referred to as co-ownership in undivided shares. […]
May 24, 2017

Social Media: What line can’t I cross as an employee?

Social Media: What line can’t I cross as an employee? There are cases of employees posting sensitive or disrespectful information and messages about their employers online. This might seem like an innocent joke with the people on your social media feed, however, the backlash is far more serious than that. The conduct of employees on […]
May 10, 2017

The consequences of drinking and driving

The consequences of drinking and driving With the zero-tolerance approach the law has towards road users, it’s necessary to address the consequences of drinking and driving. Unfortunately, holidays and weekends often bring devastating road accidents, with families being injured and losing members due to drunk-driving related incidents. What does the law say? According to the […]
May 10, 2017

Why is my property transfer taking so long?

Why is my property transfer taking so long? After signing a deed of sale, the purchasers often want to move into the property as soon as possible. When they are informed of the process involved prior to the property being transferred this may damper their excitement. There may also be delays in the transaction. In […]
May 10, 2017

Antenuptial contracts: Can I get one after marriage?

Antenuptial contracts: Can I get one after marriage? Couples who are interested in an antenuptial contract often make the decision to get one before they are married. That is the ideal scenario. However, some couples may have already gotten married in community of property, and later decide to change to another form of marriage contract. […]
May 10, 2017

New traffic rules approaching

New traffic rules approaching Up until this point, many people have not paid attention to the traffic rules, or simply not cared. That is about to change with new, stricter traffic regulations being introduced onto South Africans roads in the coming months. This is particularly important for those who take speed limits for granted. What […]