Client relations enjoy the highest priority at the firm Anita Grobler Attorneys with a no-compromise approach to the strict rules of informational confidentiality.
Anita holds the degrees BLC and LLB obtained from the University of Pretoria. She is an admitted Attorney with right of appearance in the High Court.
Besides marriage contracts, Anita’s other fields of specialisation include Civil Unions, Co-habitations of unmarried couples, Divorces, the Provisions of the Children’s Act, the parental rights of contact to children, their primary care, maintenance and related matrimonial issues. She also handles general litigation matters.
Besides extensive knowledge and 24 years’ experience in her fields of expertise as a practising attorney in South Africa, Anita is also a qualified Solicitor in England & Wales.
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.
The offices of Anita Grobler Attorneys are situated conveniently off CR Swart Avenue, Kempton Park with ample free parking facilities and away from the busy city centre.
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The different marriage systems available to couples wanting to get married in South Africa today.
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.