At Korf Attorneys in Cape Town, Monica Korf personally handles all consultations and drafting of ante nuptial contracts.
Monica obtained the degrees B.Comm and LLB from the University of Pretoria. She is an admitted Attorney, Conveyancer and Notary Public, with right of appearance in the High Court as well as admitted Solicitor in the UK.
As Notary Public, Monica is able to render a fully comprehensive, value-add service to pre-weds. By personally handling the entire process including the interview, drafting, notarising and registration of the ante nuptial contract in the deeds office, there is no the need to outsource.
Besides extensive knowledge and experience in her respective fields of expertise, Monica has a keen understanding for the financial challenges often facing newly-weds and takes that into consideration when charging for her services.
Why a marriage contract?
The success of the marriage depends to some extent on the consensus reached by a couple before the marriage, regarding the matrimonial property system to govern their marriage (the pre-nuptial agreement reached), referred to as the antenuptial agreement (ANC) in South Africa.
However, since this is so pivotal to a couple’s future together, how can newly-weds be expected to envisage circumstances that would warrant such careful consideration and planning, and still make sensible decisions regarding the types marriage contracts, if they had never been exposed to any of it?
Getting your head around the various options of ‘married in community of property’ or ‘out of community of property’, ‘antenuptial contract with accrual’ or ‘without accrual’, and so on, can be rather daunting. Especially since it might not even be relevant at the time of executing the antenuptial contract.
Since prospective spouses have to decide together what the consequences of the various systems will mean for them, it is crucial for anyone contemplating a wedding to consider obtaining professional guidance before making some of the most critical decisions, sometimes with irreversible long-term consequences.
Monica is devoted to her clients and will guide and assist you to make the right decisions and formulate them into a perfectly tailored antenuptial agreement.
To schedule a personal consultation with Monica, give her a call or complete and submit the Contact Form below.
In South Africa, a civil marriage is, by default, a marriage in community of property. To marry out of community of property, an ante-nuptial contract needs to be signed by the spouses in the presence of two witnesses and attested by a notary public.