Getting Married in another Country? What are the Legal Consequences?

As the world is getting smaller and smaller and is easier to travel between countries, an "international wedding" becomes a greater reality for many couples. This type of marriage may seem awfully romantic and appealing, but can turn quickly sour when questions regarding the matrimonial property regime of the parties are raised at divorce or death.

A vital step in planning your marriage is to choose the correct "marital regime" that will suit both parties, which is registerable in South African Law, namely:-

  • In community of property.
  • Out of Community of Property (With or Without Accrual).
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Just plain unfair

  • The Mercury
  • 17 Feb 2016

IMAGINE buying a property and then discovering you are being held liable for rates, refuse, electricity and water charges going back as far as 30 years.

That is the nightmare scenario being faced by all purchasers following a Supreme Court of Appeal ruling which The Mercury reported on yesterday. How could a court comprising such august judges reach such a decision?

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