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Conveyancing Attorneys and Conveyancing in South Africa

For many years, property conveyancing in South Africa has been regarded as one of the most sophisticated fields of the law. However, with property being the most expensive asset many people will ever own, this process can become complex when the parties involved do not consider all the necessary procedures and costs involved in the tranfer process.

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“No such thing as common-law marriage”

There is a common misperception of the term “common law marriage” in South Africa. The term is also known as cohabitation, domestic partnership or a life partnership and is defined as a heterosexual or same –sex couple who are not legally married but live together and share an emotional, physical and financial relationship.

Due to the nature of the relationship many regard it as equivalent to a legally recognized marriage, however this is incorrect.

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Bailey Haynes Inc. - Your Law Firm in Cape Town

Our law firm in Cape Town offers a variety of professional services and strives to act in the best interest of each of our clients by establishing professional relationships, including personal and direct contact with our attorneys.

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Till death do us part – the effect your marriage regime has on estate planning

When couples decide to get married, they are usually not thinking about death and what might happen once one of them sadly passes away. However, in reality choosing a marriage regime is very important for estate planning. Here’s what you need to know when considering the effect your marriage regime might have on estate planning.

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Season's Greetings from our Attorneys in Cape Town

As 2018 comes to a close, Bailey Haynes Incorporated would like take a look at what we have achieved and to give a special thanks to everyone who has contributed to our success.

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Emolument Attachment Order abuse calls for Amendments to Act

The abuse of Emolument Attachment Orders (“EAO”) as a means of collecting debt has been under the spotlight for some time. As a result, the amendments to the Magistrates Court Act 1944 and the Magistrate Court Rules 2010 came into operation on 1 August 2018.

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Avoiding a Criminal Record with Diversion - 1st Time Offenders

Have you been arrested and charged with a criminal offence? Are you a minor or a young adult?  Scared that you have made a mistake that will haunt you for the rest of your life? 

You may have reason to feel optimistic!

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Who gets parental rights and responsibilities for the child?

Often a big question for couples when they decide to get divorced is what happens with their children.

In this article we will look at what does “rights and responsibilities” mean and who has them.

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Interim Protection Orders explained by our Attorneys in Cape Town

Have you been the victim of verbal, physical or emotional abuse?

If so, there are steps you can take to protect yourself and your property from individuals who intend to cause you harm.

In terms of the Protection from Harassment Act one can approach the Magistrates Court to get protection in the form of an Interim Protection Order which protects individuals from harassment which is not considered a crime.

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Getting a Divorce in South Africa

The Department of Home Affairs released statistics for 2015 which show an amount of 143 279 marriages being concluded. The statistics also indicate that 41% of marriages ended up in divorce for the year of 2015. There has also been an indication that the amount of marriages being concluded every year is dropping while the amount of divorces taking place each year is increasing. With such a high percentage of divorces taking place each year, it is important to discuss what a divorce process might entail.

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