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Family Law and Succession Law in South Africa, Second Edition

Family Law and Succession Law in South Africa, Second 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 having to apply rules of international private law or otherwise 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.

Publish Date 03/02/2016
Product Line Kluwer Law International
ISBN 9789041167552
SKU 10057801-0001
Table of Contents

The Authors

List of Abbreviations

Preface

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 of 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

Index

Volumes