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Antenuptial Contracts

Antenuptial Contracts

An Antenuptial Contract is a legal agreement entered into by two individuals before their marriage.

This contract plays a vital role in determining the division of assets in the event of divorce or the passing of one of the spouses. In South Africa, where divorce rates are significant, understanding the implications of different marriage contracts is crucial.

There are three primary types of matrimonial property systems in South Africa that couples can choose from:

  1. Marriage in community of property: In this system, all assets of the spouses, as well as their debts, merge into a joint estate. Both spouses have equal rights and responsibilities over this shared estate, and certain legal actions require consent from the other spouse. Creditors can potentially claim assets from the joint estate in case of insolvency.

  2. Marriage out of community of property subject to the accrual system: Couples who opt for this system enter into an antenuptial contract before marriage. During the marriage, each spouse maintains control over their separate estates. The accrual system only comes into effect upon the dissolution of the marriage (through death or divorce), where the growth of both estates is compared. The spouse with the least growth is entitled to a claim for half of the difference in growth. Certain inheritances, legacies, and donations can be excluded from the accrual calculation.

  3. Marriage out of community of property without the accrual system: In this system, each spouse retains control over their separate estate before, during, and after marriage. The estates are not subject to growth comparisons at the dissolution of the marriage, except in cases where specific agreements or wills dictate the allocation of certain property.

It's important to note that changing the matrimonial property system after marriage is possible but subject to specific conditions and costs. Couples must have valid reasons, give notice to all creditors, and ensure that no one else will be negatively affected by the change.

In South Africa, there are also different types of unions, such as civil marriages, civil unions, and customary marriages, each with its own rules regarding matrimonial property.

While contemplating the end of a marriage may not be pleasant, it is a prudent consideration when choosing the most suitable marriage property system. An antenuptial contract allows couples to define the terms that best align with their future needs, making it a valuable aspect of their marriage agreement.

Limited Time Special Offer for Your Antenuptial Contract

ONLY R1450.00 all inclusive

Now, for a limited time, secure your Antenuptial Contract for the exclusive price of just R1,450.00.


This all-inclusive package encompasses the following:

  • Comprehensive Consultation (Choose between in-person or online)

  • Professional Drafting of Your Contract

  • Efficient Deeds Office Registration

We proudly serve couples throughout South Africa and are committed to your convenience.

Our team is even available after hours, and we offer Saturday appointments to accommodate your schedule.

Don't miss out on this exceptional offer for your Antenuptial Contract. Act now to safeguard your future with your loved one.

The Process:

• The ANC will be drafted and pre-approved by you prior to signature thereof.  
• Signature of the ANC takes place in the presence of a Notary Public prior to the wedding.
• The marriage can take place immediately thereafter.  
• Leoni Naude Inc will issue a letter to the marriage officer confirming that the ANC has been legally concluded. 
• The ANC will be registered in the Deeds Office by the Leoni Naude Inc.
• Once we have received the registered Antenuptial contract from the deeds office, we will contact you to collect or courier the original contract. Courier fees will be determined based on your location. 

Should you want to register an ANC, you need to consult an attorney who does ANC’s as soon as possible. Don’t wait too long! The word “ante” in Antenuptial Contract means “before” - and the law requires that the ANC be executed in the presence of a Notary prior to the wedding.

Let's get the process started, send us your information and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Or if you’d prefer to have a quick, obligation free chat, simply call or WhatsApp us on 071 863 8216.

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