Legal&You Newsletter Q4 2019

Legal&You Newsletter Q4 2019
With Legal&Tax you're not alone

Welcome to the final edition of Legal&You for the year

Thank you for your support over the last year. As we approach the festive season, we have had time to reflect on our mission to be your companion. That means that with Legal&Tax you are not alone. We are here for you through every step of your life.

Benjy Porter
Benjy Porter - CEO
10 December 2019
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The festive season can prove challenging for many, so we have provided articles that we felt would be meaningful at this time of year. Our legal articles, in this edition focus on family matters. Our funeral section provides practical tips on dealing with grief. Our health articles centre around sun safety and mental health, and our money guide provides practical information on consumer protection, specifically in relation to shopping.

We wish you a safe and happy holiday period, and look forward to being by your side into 2020 and beyond.
Enjoy the read,
Benjy Porter - CEO

Legal Q4 2019

Maintenance Matters 

When it comes to children’s rights, the law can serve as their strongest guardian. In fact, according to the law, parents have a duty to support their children until the children can support themselves. 

Read more | 7 min reading time

Keeping Holidays Happy After a Divorce 

Holidays are often associated with spending special time with family. However, one of the main challenges after a divorce is how and where your children will spend their school holiday time between you and your ex-spouse. 

Read more | 2 min reading time

Protecting your Right to Parent 

Every parent wants to make sure that their children are safe, nurtured and secure. Even if you are unmarried or divorced, the law is on your side when it comes to your rights as a parent. 

Read more | 3 min reading time

Funeral Q4 2019

Dealing with Death and Grief 

Death is a hard reality and to lose a loved one can leave you experiencing great emotional pain. It is completely normal to find yourself reacting in a variety of ways and to find that your emotions keep switching, as you try and cope with this trauma. 

Read more | 3 min reading time

Health Q4 2019

Safety First when it Comes to the Summer Sun 

Too much time spent in the sun can be very dangerous to your health. You must make sure that you protect yourself very carefully from its effects. 

Read more | 3 min reading time

When Heatstroke Hits 

Summertime and sunshine are two of South African’s favourite things. However, too much heat can be very dangerous to your health. One of the dangers is that you can get heatstroke. This is an extremely dangerous medical condition. 

Read more | 3 min reading time

When your Holiday Does Not Feel Jolly

Coping with loneliness during the festive season. Often when we look at Hollywood versions of holiday time, we see a picture of happiness, warmth, and lots of quality time with friend and family. However, for many this is not the reality. In fact, for many people the holiday time can be very lonely. 

Read more | 3 min reading time

It’s important to Open Up about Mental Health 

Are you coping? Mental health is linked to the idea of psychological wellbeing. This means that you have a sense of stable and positive emotions and good interactions with other people. When your mental health is in order, you are able to cope with different situations, including those that are stressful. You are also able to make calm and careful choices. However, there can be times that you experience mental health problems. 

Read more | 3 min reading time

Money Q4 2019

Legally Smart Shopping Will Reap Rewards 

Holiday time often means shopping time! However, before the bargain-hunting bug hits, read Legal&Tax’s guide to smart spending. 

Read more | 6 min reading time

The Legal and Tax Side to Mental Health 

Tax and Disability in provident/pension funds/insurance. If you have experienced mental health problems that are very severe, you might need to take disability leave, or even have to leave your job completely. 

Read more | 1 min reading time

More Q4 2019

With Legal&Tax you're not alone!

Our Trauma Assist benefit could save you this festive season! Whether you need to speak to a trauma counsellor, need medical advice from our telephonic nursing service, or need emergency medical response and transportation, Trauma Assist links your cell phone to a 24-hour emergency call centre.

Find out more about Trauma Assist

When the Party is Over 

Are you or someone you know dealing with drinking and drug abuse? While the festive season often becomes the reason to party and have a drink or two, there is a darker side to indulging in alcohol and other dangerous substances.

  Infographic: The impact of alcohol and drug abuse 

  Infographic: How alcohol affects your body 

Read more | 3 min reading time

We found ourselves in a tricky situation claiming UIF.

After my wife had our baby we found out her employer wasn't making the UIF contributions they showed on her payslip. We called Legal&Tax and then my wife got the money she was owed.

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Benjamin, 37 | Website Developer | Johannesburg*
Benjamin, 37
Website Developer

Refer and Win 

Like Benjamin, his wife and baby, you are not alone with Legal&Tax. Our lawyers will advise you on your rights, and even liaise with third parties on your behalf. We have also introduced a UIF Maternity benefit and will assist you with your Unemployment Insurance Fund submission to the Department of Labour, as well as with your UIF claims during your maternity leave.  

That's not all! Mothers taking maternity leave will enjoy a 4-consecutive month premium holiday on their policy, provided their premiums for this plan have been fully paid for the previous 12 months. 

Do you know someone like Benjamin? 

Submit five friends or family members and you could win a share of R10 000

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