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Matrimonial Property Act, No. 88 of 1984

Long title


To amend the matrimonial property law and to provide for matters connected therewith.

Table of contents

SECTION TITLE
1.  Definitions

CHAPTER I. ACCRUAL SYSTEM
2.  Marriages subject to accrual system
3.  Accrual system
4.  Accrual of estate
5.  Inheritances, legacies and donations excluded from accrual
6.  Proof of commencement value of estate
7.  Obligation to furnish particulars of value of estate
8.  Power of court to order division of accrual
9.  Forfeiture of right to accrual sharing
10.  Deferment of satisfaction of accrual claim

CHAPTER II. ABOLITION OF MARITAL POWER
11.  Abolition of marital power
12.  Effect of abolition of marital power
13.  ... [...repealed by Act 1993_192_004_19940105 - was entitled "Savings"]
14.  Equal powers of spouses married in community
15.  Powers of spouses
16.  Want of consent, and suspension of powers of spouse
17.  Litigation by or against spouses

CHAPTER IV. GENERAL PROVISIONS
18.  Certain damages excluded from community and recoverable from other spouse
19.  Liability for delicts committed by spouses
20. Power of court to order division of joint estate
21.  Change of matrimonial property system
22.  Donations between spouses permissible
23.  Liability of spouses for household necessaries
24.  Distribution of matrimonial property upon dissolution of marriage for want of consent of parent or guardian
25.  Application of Chapters II and III
26.  ...  [...repealed by Act 1993_132_031_19931006 - was entitled "Applicatiion of section 1 and 2 of Act 37 of 1953"] 
27.  ...  [...repealed by Act 1987_081_002_19880304 - was entitled "Amendment of section 1 of Act 13 of 1934... "]
28.  Amendment of section 3 of Act 47 of 1937...
29. Substitution of section 17 of Act 47 of 1937...
30. Amendment of section 25 of Act 47 of 1937...
31. Amendment of section 45 of Act 47 of 1937...
32. Insertion of section 89 in Act 47 of 1937
33. Amendment of section 2 of Act 34 of 1956...
34. Insertion of section 24A in Act 25 of 1961
35. Amendment of section 29 of Act 32 of 1944...
36. Amendment of section 7 of Act 70 of 1979
37. Repeal of laws
38. Short title and commencement
Sch. SCHEDULE [s37]
 
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