Blunder In Marriage Signing Leaves Couple Fighting Bitterly


Marriage, like any other partnership, comes with contractual obligations and when such is not fulfilled, it can be detrimental to both parties when the fairytale of ‘happily ever after’ is cut short.

This is what Charles Maphane and Atang Maphane find themselves at odds with each other following an error found in their marriage signing which was never rectified until the divorce proceedings. According to their legal documents, the couple who are fighting each other, wants the courts to determine whether their marriage regime was in or out of community of property.

Though at the beginning of their marriage in March 2017 they apparently consented to a marriage regime in community of property and signed some documents, the documents were never submitted to the Registrar of Deeds because an error was found by the District Commissioner’s office in Selebi-Phikwe where the couple wed.

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