Shirné Grobler obtained her BComm (LLB) degree from the University of Stellenbosch and completed her articles at STBB. Following her admission to the High Court of South Africa as an Attorney and Notary Public, she joined STBB's Family Law department in Cape Town as an Associate.

Thought of the Week | Why Antenuptial Agreements are Important

Our law determines that if you get married without having entered into an antenuptial agreement before the wedding, you are automatically married in community of property. Accordingly, the assets and liabilities of both spouses become part of their joint estate, with shared responsibilities and decision-making.

Simply agreeing to the contrary with a spouse may constitute a valid agreement between the spouses, but will not be enforceable against third parties.

If spouses want to address the risk of exposure to each other’s long term financial well-being, it is necessary to do so before the marriage, in an antenuptial agreement.

Contact us at info@stbb.co.za for assistance in drafting and registering an antenuptial agreement for you.