Divorce legal advice

The general nature of a discretionary trust is to exist separately from the donor, with the trustees owning and managing the trust assets to the benefit of the beneficiaries of the said trust (in their capacity as trustees acting in a fiduciary relationship).
The assets that have been donated or sold to the trust are legally owned separately from the donor and the trustees’ personal estate and accordingly do not form part of the personal estates of the donor or trustees. These assets are kept, owned and managed on behalf of the discretionary beneficiaries. These are the core principles which the majority of people who establish trusts, are familiar with.
What can I claim from my spouse?
It is a sad fact of life that many of our marriages end up in a divorce; and as the statistics imply, up to two-thirds of all marriages, depending on where you live and into what social bracket you fall, end in a divorce; it is advisable to know your rights.
Divorce is not the end of the line; bot knowing your legal rights in advance and in the event of a possible divorce is vital.
In our last blog we looked at proprietary rights on divorce.
Today we look specifically at pension benefits at divorce.
One needs to be very careful about how retirement benefits are divided between spouses at the time of a divorce. Many people including their own attorneys get it wrong and leave non-member spouses, in particular, financially vulnerable as a result. And some of those getting it wrong are the so-called experts including divorce lawyers and retirement fund trustees and advisors.
DIVORCE: PROPRIETARY RIGHTS AND BENEFITS:
It is a sad fact of life that many of our marriages end up in a divorce; and as the statistics imply that up to two-thirds of all marriages, depending on where you live and into what social bracket you fall, end in a divorce; it is advisable to know your rights.
A divorce order should cover the dissolution of the marriage, custody, guardianship and care of children, maintenance for the spouse (if applicable) and the division of/or be awarding of assets and liabilities acquired before, during and at the end of the marriage relationship.