Property Law and Conveyancing
When you plan to buy or sell your most important investment, you need legal assistance of the highest quality to ensure the accurate and speedy processing of your transfer. We offer professional service of the highest standard providing personalised service to our valued clients, whether buyer or seller. We know that regular feedback on the progress of your transaction is important to you, and offer instant notification of updates via sms and email.
Antenuptial Contract Registration
If you do not enter into an Antenuptial Contract prior to your marriage, you will automatically be married in community of property in terms of South African Law. Both parties’ individual estates will be combined into one jointly owned estate by the marriage. This means that all per-marital assets, debt and liabilities are all pooled into one estate once the marriage is concluded, from which point onwards, only one jointly owned estate will exist. Both parties will be jointly liable for debt-repayment towards their combined creditors, irrespective whom incurred the debt. There are basically only two marital regimes in terms of South African Law:
- In community of property; or
- Out of community of property with application of the accrual system.
- Out of community of property without application of the accrual system
Document Legalisation Services
Most South African government or notarised documents to be recognised and accepted by overseas businesses, governments or courts must be authenticated or "legalised"… that is, formally proved valid and genuine. An Apostille Certificate is a short and simple form of legalisation, but available only to those countries signatories to The Hague Convention. If not a signatory to The Hague Convention, full document legalisation by the foreign country's Embassy or Consulate in Australia is required in place of an Apostille Certificate.
Trust Law and Registration
What is a Trust? A trust is an agreement between an owner of assets and trustees. In terms of this agreement, the trustees undertake that they will administer the trust's assets with the necessary care to the benefit of the beneficiaries. It is an efficient and flexible way to ensure that assets are looked after. It also ensures that assets are objectively managed and controlled by appointed trustees in the best interests of the beneficiaries.
Insolvency Law and Liquidation
Make Appointment with Attorney to discuss Liquidation of Company or Close Corporation Company in financial difficulty? You probably have many questions regarding the way forward or the possible liquidation of my Company/Close Corporation. We suggest you make an appointment for a free consultation to discuss all questions in detail. You can only make an informed decision after a complete evaluation of all the facts. We pride ourselves in being very approachable. Everything divulged in this consultation will be kept strictly confidential and is subject to attorney client privilege.
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Apostille Certificate Service South Africa
It is the requirement of most overseas countries, their governments, businesses, tertiary institutions, and especially their Courts in an age of increasingly occurring international identity fraud, that a notary's signature and seal on a notarised document be authenticated (i.e. officially certified genuine) by the issue of an Apostille Certificate, Authentiocation Embassy Legalisation. The same is true of any other official South African public document. Louwrens Koen Attorneys provides fast, friendly and efficient Apostille, Authentication and Embassy Legalisation services. We invite you to instruct Louwrens Koen Attorneys to authenticate your South African public document on your behalf and in doing so, you will avoid the worry and frustration of having to stand in long queues, make return visits to collect processed documents, and lose valuable time away from office, work or home.