Under South African law there are two types of marriage regimes which exist, namely in community of property and out of community of property. The different regimes apply to Civil Marriages, Civil Unions and Customary marriages. These regimes have a huge bearing of how a couples assets will be managed
According to Statistics SA, one in five women over the age of 18 years has experienced physical abuse. The intensity and frequency of the abuse appears to correlate with a woman's marital status, level of education, interaction in social circles and wealth.