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Divorce Smart
Divorce Smart

Divorce Smart

The Girls’ Guide to Divorcing Well


200 Pages, 6 x 9.25

Formats: EPUB, PDF, Mobipocket, Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $9.95 (US $9.95) (CA $12.95)

Publication Date: June 2019

ISBN 9781431426836

Rights: US, CA, AU & NZ

Jacana Media (Jun 2019)


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More than four in 10 marriages in South Africa end in divorce before couples get to celebrate their 10-year anniversaries. According to the latest statistics from South Africa, the number of divorces increased by 0.3% from 25,260 divorces granted in 2015 to 25,326 granted in 2016. Going through a divorce is the second highest stressor, and women are particularly hard hit. Divorce Smart offers clear, concise information on matters of maintenance, property, medical aid, pension funds, and investments. It aims to ensure that women are empowered to secure their home, keep as much wealth as possible, and provide for their children's needs well beyond the end of their marriage. The book is not designed to give you legal advice but rather guidance on the financial implications and decisions necessary to ensure financial stability and to steer you away from emotional outcomes. It shows how if you can get the financial, emotional, and legal decisions right during divorce, you will create financial stability for yourself which will pave the way for a better life after divorce sooner than you think. The book uses an easy-to-understand grid of building blocks to assist you in making smart decisions before and after your divorce. It will help you to think smart so that you can live smart.

Author Biography

Christel du Toit is a certified financial planner who specialises in divorce. She is the founder and director of Divorce Smart and Fin Smart. A proud mother of two, she started her companies soon after surviving her divorce, as a way to rebuild her life.