F.A.Q - Antenuptial Contracts


What is an Antenuptial Contract?

A pre-nuptial or ante-nuptial contract is an agreement an unmarried couple enters into before they get married. I deals with the proprietary aspects of their marriage and other related issues. For example, it would deal with what matrimonial property regime applies to the marriage. For example, whether they will be be married “In Community of Property and Profit and Loss”, or “Our of Community of Property and Loss”with our without the Accrual Regime. In an Ante-nuptial contract mention can also be made of what assets are excluded from the joint estate etc. Below are some questions that people have  in relation to to ante-nuptial contracts.

The Antenuptial Contract is executed, or signed before a Notary Public who then registers the document at the office of the Registrar of Deeds. In this way, the information in the Ante-Nuptial Contract becomes public.


How much does it cost to get an Antenuptial Contract?

We charge an all inclusive fee of R1450 to draft and register an antenuptial contract. No hidden fees.

Do we have to wait for registration of the antenuptial contract before we get married?

No. On receipt of the signed antenuptial contract or power of attorney our notary public will issue a certificate to hand to the marriage officer.

Why should we consider an antenuptial contract?

Important reasons to sign a prenuptial agreement before walking down the aisle.
  • You are Marrying Someone with Significant Debt.
  • You Wish to Protect Your Assets.
  • You Want to Ensure Financial Security for Both Parties.
  • You Want to Protect Your Business.





How do we get our contract after registration?

We ill notify you when we have received the orinal antenuptial contract from the Registrar of Deeds. You can either pick up the document in perso from our offices or arrange with us to Postnet or Courier the document. We will charge courier or postnet fees if applicable.

How do we get our contract after registration?

Keep in mind that everyone have circumstances. Careful consideration should be given before deciding on the most suitable option. The laws that govern marriage and matrimonial property – the belongings of the spouses that form part of the marriage – are numerous and complex. That being said, our courts are very protective of the sanctity of marriage and the rights of the spouses. With international travel and communication becoming easier, and globalisation resulting in many cross-border relationships, questions about how marriages will operate in multinational settings from a practical and legal perspective are increasingly common.

How do I get to your offices?

We are located within the Northern Pavilion of Loftus Versveld Stadium. Us the same entrance as the Loftuspark shopping centre. Either park on top or use the basement parking facilities. Free safe parking for 2 hours. Enter gate 12 (Northern Pavilion). Click here for a link to google maps.

Why should we use Louwrens Koen Attorneys to register our Antenuptial contract?

Louwrens Koen Attorneys have assisted thousands of couples over the years to register an Antentenuptial Contract. Being a long established provider of this specialised service in South-Africa shows our commitment to our clients. We believe this commitment has resulted in our longevity and success

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R1450 All Inclusive Fee. We have assisted thousands of couples using this online process. Complete the online form as thoroughly as possible and submit. We will supply you with an pro forma ante-nuptial contract within 24 hours. This document can be used as a discussion document and can be changed by us to suit your needs if necessary . Once satisfied sign the contract and return to us by hand, Postnet or Courier. We will supply detailed instructions.