If you do not execute an antenuptial contract prior to marriage, you will deemed to be married In Community of Property in terms of South African law. The consequence would be the same if you signed a contract, but it was not registered within three (3) months from the date of signature.
It is possible to change your matrimonial property regime from “in” to “out” of community of property by registration of a Postnuptial Contract in terms of Section 21(1) of the Matrimonial Property Act. Similarly, if your contract was not registered timeously you may apply to court for permission for late registration of your contract in terms of Section 88 of the Deeds Registries Act. Let Louwrens Koen Attorneys assist with this process. From start to finish.