Couples and contracts
Love and money are often an uneasy mix, but if you’re living with a partner in a permanent relationship, you cannot afford not to consider the financial implications of your shared life coming to an end. Marriage, civil union, customary and religious marriages, and cohabitation all have consequences when it comes to the separation of assets on divorce or death.
In the latest issue of Personal Finance magazine (volume 57, fourth quarter), we delve into the options and obligations couples have in relation to spouses and partners, exploring the legal grey areas, the consequences of dying intestate, maintenance of a surviving or separated partner and the division of pension assets.
Don’t miss the latest issue of Personal Finance magazine, on sale now for R29.95 at bookshops and retail outlets nationwide.