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Family and Succession Law in South Africa, Third edition

By Jacqueline Heaton, Anneliese Roos


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Derived from the renowned multi-volume International Encyclopaedia of Laws, this concise exposition and analysis of the essential elements of law with regard to family relations, marital property, and succession to estates in South Africa covers the legal rules and customs pertaining to the intertwined civic status of persons, the family, and property.

After an informative general introduction, the book proceeds to an in-depth discussion of the sources and instruments of family and succession law, the authorities that adjudicate and administer the laws, and issues surrounding the person as a legal entity and the legal disposition of property among family members. Such matters as nationality, domicile, and residence; marriage, divorce, and  cohabitation; adoption and guardianship; succession and inter vivos arrangements; and the acquisition and administration of estates are all treated to a degree of depth that will prove useful in nearly any situation likely to arise in legal practice.

The book is primarily designed to assist lawyers who find themselves handling cases connected with South Africa. It will also be of great value to students and practitioners as a quick guide and easy-to-use practical resource in the field, and especially to academicians and researchers engaged in comparative studies by providing the necessary, basic material of family and succession law. 

Pages 288
Publish Date 09/11/2019
Publish Frequency As Needed
Product Line Kluwer Law International
ISBN 9789403516615
SKU 10057801-0002
Table of Contents

The Authors
List of Abbreviations
General Introduction
Part I. Persons
Chapter 1. The Status of a Person
Chapter 2. Registration of Civil Status
Chapter 3. Personality Rights
Chapter 4. Names
Chapter 5. Nationality
Chapter 6. Domicile and Residence
Chapter 7. Mentally Handicapped Persons
Chapter 8. Prodigals
Chapter 9. Insolvents
Part II. Family Law
Chapter 1. Marriage
Chapter 2. Divorce
Chapter 3. Cohabitation Without Marriage or a Civil Union
Chapter 4. Filiation
Chapter 5. Adoption and Foster Care
Chapter 6. Parental Authority
Chapter 7. Guardianship and Curatorship
Chapter 8. Kinship and Relationships of Affinity
Part III. Matrimonial Property Law
Chapter 1. Rights and Obligations of Spouses and Civil Union Partners
Chapter 2. The Marriage or Civil Union Settlement
Chapter 3. The Legal Matrimonial Regime
Chapter 4. Conventional Matrimonial Regimes
Part IV. Succession Law
Chapter 1. Intestate Succession
Chapter 2. Testamentary Succession
Chapter 3. Acts Inter Vivos Relating to the Estate
Chapter 4. Acquisition and Administration of the Estate
Selected Bibliography