Articles about common legal questions and problems.
The costs of winding-up a deceased estate may affect your heirs’ inheritance. It is useful to consider these costs when doing your Estate Planning.
Can a Salary, Investment or Bank Account be attached to satisfy a Judgement? Garnishee Orders and Emolument Attachment Order
Did you know that money can also be attached to satisfy a Court Judgement? Garnishee Orders and Emoluments Attachment Orders are used to attach money.
There is a way to have a judgement removed from your name; it is called a “Rescission of Judgement”. We discuss the strict rules for a Rescission here.
You have heard of a “Proof of Residence”, but exactly what can you use as a Proof of Residence? There might be more options than you think.
“Does a Witness need to sign this document?”, is a common question. GCM Legal discusses when witnesses are necessary and when they are not.
Powers of the Sheriff are discussed here. They do not wear star badges but they do act for the Courts including executing Court Orders.
Does your business have a Letterhead? Did you know that Letterheads are required to have certain information in terms of South African Law?
Property transfer costs are often overlooked by property buyers. Here we discuss the costs you will be charged when buying a new house.
A winning party can get some legal costs back from the other party. The costs are calculated on a tariff basis.
The goal of litigation is usually to get paid. A warrant of execution helps you collect your money after you get your judgement.
Can minority shareholders force the majority to act in a certain way? Appraisal rights can be used to achieve this in certain circumstances.
How a person “acts” when they owe someone money is important. What an act of insolvency is exactly will be helpful to Debtors and Creditors.
This article explains how employers can be held responsible for the actions of employees through the legal principle of Vicarious Liability.
It is a complicated, difficult and costly process to register an ante-nuptial contract after you are married. We explain the process here.
Legal Prescription is a legal principle that sets out how long someone has to collect a debt. Here we discuss how prescription effects you.
Do you want to sell your business? If your answer is “yes”, you will find this second part of our article on selling your business helpful.
Do you want to sell your business? If your answer is “yes”, you will find this first part of our article on selling your business helpful.
Landlords and Body Corporates sometimes try cutting electricity to get tenants to pay. Here we discuss the Laws relating to this situation.
A restraint of trade is a common provision in commercial contracts. They are intended to provide protection but they may not be legal.
The South African company system is well developed and regulated. Here we discuss the advantages and disadvantages of a Sole Proprietor.
The South African company system is well developed and regulated. This article discusses the advantages and disadvantages of Partnerships.
The South African company system is well developed and regulated. Here we discuss the advantages and disadvantages of Personal Liability Companies.
The South African company system is well developed and regulated. Here we discuss the advantages and disadvantages of Public Companies.
The South African company system is well developed and regulated. This article discusses the advantages and disadvantages of Private Companies.
This article will provide explanations for many of the legal terms and words you will find on this website.
A franchise can be a good way to start a business but being a franchisee can be onerous. This article explains so common franchise clauses.
This article deals with how a Trust can end and what happens to the assets of the Trust when it ends.
Here we discuss 8 important steps an heir of a deceased Estate should take to ensure their loved one’s wishes are taken care of without delay.
If you have finance from a credit provider and you fall behind on your payments, the credit provider must send you a Section 129 Notice.
In this article, we discuss another 6 useful things to know about South African Companies; this is part 2 of this article.
A marriage IN Community of Property is the default marriage system that is applied (i.e. when you get married without an ante-nuptial contact)
There are strict rules to follow when removing a director without consent, this article will help you understand to process involved.
A Will is an essential legal document. It will help your family fulfil your wishes and make the legally required steps faster to get through.
This page contains explanations for commons words and terms uses on this website when discussing Wills and Estates.
There are pros and cons to putting a house in your personal name versus in a Trust. This article discusses the differences between these options.
In this article, we discuss 6 useful things to know about South African Companies; this article is part 1 of 2.
When you travel with minor children, you are required to have certain documentation with you. This article sets out the documents you need.
An ante-nuptial contract (or ANC) is one of the most important documents you will even sign. This article explains why you must have an ANC.
If you want to know the steps involved in litigation or the legal process this page will help. We have prepared some diagrams you will find useful.