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Can I get rid of a Judgement?

Can I get rid of a Judgement?

Let's talk about Rescission of Judgement. Unfortunately, it sometimes happens that someone has sued you and you did not know about it.  So, for example, one day you apply for credit and you are told that you do not qualify; you have been “blacklisted” because you have...

What can I use as a Proof of Residence?

What can I use as a Proof of Residence?

Most adult South Africans will have heard about a "Proof of Residence"; many of us have already provided a Proof of Residence to an organisation at some point in the past.  However, you may not be aware of exactly what you can use as a Proof of Residence. The...

What are the Powers of the Sheriff?

What are the Powers of the Sheriff?

The Powers of the Sheriff may be important to you either as a Judgement Creditor or Judgment Debtor.  This article will help inform anyone that is trying to understand the Powers of the Sheriff. The Sheriff is an officer of the Court and functions as the executive arm...

What information should be on my Letterhead?

What information should be on my Letterhead?

If you run a business you probably have a Letterhead. A Letterhead is the heading at the top of a sheet of letter paper (stationery). That heading usually consists of information relating to your business (e.g. a name; address; contact numbers; logo; etc.). However,...

What are transfer duties and property transfer costs?

What are transfer duties and property transfer costs?

[glossary_exclude]Property transfer costs are often overlooked by property buyers and they are taking by surprise when presented with these additional costs. These costs relate to tax, administration and registration fees; they are either...

What is marriage IN community of property?

What is marriage IN community of property?

When no marriage contract (or ante-nuptial contact) is signed before you get married, your marriage will automatically be IN community of property. Overview Both parties share equally in the each others assets and liabilities from before and during the marriage....

Wills Glossary

Wills Glossary

Below are a list of common words and terms you may come across in relation to Wills. Click here for our GLOSSARY OF LEGAL TERMS that relate to Law in general. Click here for our list of LATIN terms that are commonly used in Law. [biginfobox...

6 things to know about South African Companies

6 things to know about South African Companies

A company is a very effective tool when operating a business and all entrepreneurs / business-people should consider using them. For the purpose of this article a “company” refers to a private company unless stated otherwise. Here are 6 things you should know about...

What is an Ante-nuptial contract and do I need one?

What is an Ante-nuptial contract and do I need one?

Simply put, an ante-nuptial contract (or ANC) is a marriage contract.  It is signed before you get married and it predominantly governs the affect of marriage on your assets and liabilities. It is our view that an ANC is an essential requirement when getting married,...

Legal Process Organogram

Legal Process Organogram

Below we have prepared some diagrams of how the legal process to litigation in our Courts could progress; from these images you will see the complications in running litigation but this information should assist greatly in understanding the process and time involved....

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