The Advantages and Disadvantages of Civil Marriage in South Africa

When exploring options as a long-term couple, many wonder whether they should tie the knot legally, and what the advantages and disadvantages of doing so are. Civil marriages are recognised and fully protected by the law, as are the other valid marriages in South Africa, namely customary marriages and civil unions. In order to enjoy the benefits from a legally recognised marriage, couples should familiarise themselves with the different marital regimes in South Africa, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of civil marriage.

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