In South Africa, civil marriages are solemnised in terms of the Marriages Act, 25 of 1961, or the Civil Union Act, 17 of 2006.

An Antenuptial Contract or Pre-Civil Union Contract (also commonly referred to as a ‘prenup’), primarily governs what will happen to your assets and liabilities upon dissolution of your marriage.

South African law provides for two types of marriages, namely “In Community of Property” and “Out of Community of Property”. Your choice will determine your proprietary rights during your marriage and upon death or divorce.

In Community of Property
Out of Community of Property

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If you are already married in community of property and wish to change your matrimonial property regime to out of community of property, you will need to apply for a Postnuptial Contract – for more information, please visit our section on Postnuptial Contracts.

Why Consider a Marriage Contract?
With Accrual or Without Accrual?


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The Process Explained

Step 1

Complete the online form

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Step 2

Pay our fee and submit form

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Step 3

We prepare your documents and email it to you within 24 hours

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Step 4

Print and sign your documents and return them to us

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Step 5

We attend to execution and registration of your contract

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