Truter Crous & Wiggill is committed to service excellence and determined to continuously provide our services with the speed, accuracy and excellence that our loyal clients have come to appreciate and expect from us! Truter Crous & Wiggill has distinguished itself as a serious and professional legal practice with the focus of supplying the highest level of service to our clients and to work with them through any situation requiring legal assistance.
Our legal team will review all your options as the client and advise you how best to approach any legal situation you may find yourself in. Whether you decide to negotiate, mediate, arbitrate or litigate Truter Crous & Wiggill has the experience and the knowledge to provide effective representation.
Each member of our qualified and experienced team is committed to the success of any endeavor we undertake. So rest assured – we will do everything in our power to resolve your request fairly and with all due haste.
We render inter alia the following services:
– Debt Collection
– Company Law
– Civil Litigation
– Criminal Litigation
– Estate Law
– Delictual Claims
– Family Law
– Law of Contract
– Third Party Claims
– Drafting various Agreements
– Transfer of fixed Property
– Liquor License application forms
– Registration of companies
Our directors who lead our veteran team of legal representatives and advisors are:
Danie de Beer
Danie obtained his B.Proc degree at the Potchefstroom University in 1980.
Danie specializes in Magistrate Court and High Court litigation, debt collecting, Insurance Law – claims, foreclosures of bonds and commercial litigation.
Willie van der Walt
Willie studied at Potchefstroom University for CHE where he obtained his B.Proc degree in 1988. Willie does High Court and Magistrate Court litigation, criminal litigation, municipal matters, family law matters, insolvency, liquidation as well as third party claims and other delictual claims. He further does appearances in various forums such as investigations by the Mine Inspectorate and the Department of Labour, Mine Health and Safety matters, CCMA matters and disciplinary hearings.
Jolandie studied at the University of Pretoria and obtained he LLB degree in 2001. She is an admitted Attorney, Conveyancer and Notary. Jolandie heads the conveyancing department of the company and attends to property conveyance, property law (including township development- and registration) and also deals with Estate Law matters.
Zandi studied at the University of Johannesburg and obtained her LLB degree. Zandi does High Court and Magistrate Court litigation, criminal litigation, as well as appearances in various forums such as disciplinary enquiries, CCMA matters.
THE IMPORTANCE OF HAVING AN ANTE NUPTIAL CONTRACT (ANC)
You and your partner have discussed every little detail in order to have the perfect day you’ve always been dreaming of. The last thing on your mind at this moment is divorce. You are not even considering that this might not be the love of your life, so why would you need a marriage contract. Besides, how uncofortable will it be to discuss what must happen if things dont work out. Having this conversation is however, the most important one you can have, and it needs just as much attention and energy as the planning for your wedding day. It does not mean that you are not commited, it in actual fact could be seen as an act of love as you are ensuring that both you and your partner will be protected financially at a time where you are vulnerable. An ANC has lasting and beneficial effects which you will not regret it in the future.
We are here to assist you with discussing the necessary and difficult questions in order for the agreement to contain the best solution for both of you.
If you do not have an ANC you are automaticaly married In Community of Property and there is only one estate between husband and wife. This means that, should the marriage break down, the assets and liabilities will be split, regardless of who bought the assets or who incurred the debt.
However, if an ANC is in place, you will be married Out of Community of Property and the contract will determine how the assets and liabilites will be split. Your marriage can then exclude or include the accrual system.
The accrual system is a formula that is used to calculate how much the spouse with the larger estate must pay the smaller estate if the marriage comes to an end.
Marriage Out of Community of Property without the accrual system: Each party will be responsible for what they take into the marriage and what they obtain, be it assets or liabilities, during the marriage.
Marriage Out of Community of Property with the accrual system: Assets and liabilities before the marriage remains the responsibility of that party but because both parties contribute to the life built together, the growth of assets during the marriage will be split.
Once you have completed an ANC, it must be signed by the persons entering into a marriage, two witnesses and a notary public. Your ANC must then be registered in the Deeds Registries office within a prescribed period of time.