Divorce Court Cape Town
Divorce is an emotional, whip-lashing experience for every family. Each divorce is governed by its own set of rules and values. Many times, the manner in which a divorce is settled is influenced by tradition and religion. Having said that, a Hindu couple for instance, may get married by a Priest and a Muslim couple may get married by an Imam. Even so, due to the complex nature of child custody and child maintenance matters, these couples may have to settle matters in court.
Divorces are most likely to take place in the High Court. This can be a dreadful, costly process – needless to say a legal drag caused by pending divorces on court rolls waiting to go on trial. Fortunately, the Regional Court of the Magistrate Court also deals with divorces which lessens the divorce cases dealt by the High Court.
Uncontested divorce in South Africa
There are two types of divorces which calls for different divorce processes:
- Contested or opposed divorce and
- the uncontested or unopposed
We are able to have your uncontested / unopposed divorce done in as little as four weeks without the whole legal drag. A contested divorce on the other hand, can take years.
An uncontested divorce simply means that both parties agrees with the terms and conditions of the divorce as well as the attorney.
On the other hand, a contested divorce take place when parties are not on the same page and cannot find a mutual ground. Because of this, the divorce will have to undergo significant stages such as pleadings, trial applications, trial, judgment and so forth.
For more information on divorce, click on the following links below:
- Divorce frequently asked questions and answers South Africa
- Divorce questions and answers
- Do your own unopposed divorce. No lawyers needed and its free.
- Parental rights of divorced Muslim parents after talaq or faskh
- 21 Uncontested Divorces in the Western Cape High Court today.
Bear in mind that a legal consultation will have to take place first before any legal advice can be given. It is only through the legal consultation that the legal expert will know what the legal matter is all about.
Questions to ask a divorce Attorney on first visit
During your legal consultation with us, you may have many questions about the forward with your divorce. The legal expert will clarify all your questions. The most common questions we often faced with are:
- Your legal rights regarding the divorce
- Maintenance matters
- Child custody matters
- How long does it take to get a divorce?
- How long does it take for a divorce to be finalized?
- Splitting of assets
- Protection order in a case of violence and abuse etc
All of the above are relevant questions to the matter at hand and should be addressed head on with the guidance of the family law legal expert.
How do I go about a divorce in South Africa?
The high court will grant a divorce order after. For the Regional Court of the Magistrate, you will need to serve a summons before starting the divorce process.
At Our Lawyer Pty Ltd, we have dealt with a number of divorce matters with different circumstances. Depending on the nature of the divorce, the family legal expert will be assessing the situation and then advise you on the best way forward.
Our Legal expert has years of experiences in divorce, child maintenance and child custody legal matters. For a good Attorney or legal expert, feel free to call our offices for an online appointment for a legal consultation. We are conveniently situated in the heart of the buzzing CBD – you can find us at Suit 702, 7th Floor, The Pinnacle on the corner of Strand and Burg Street, Western Cape, South Africa.
Feel free to visit us at our offices in a safe, central setting and enjoy professional, confidential, legal consultations at its best.
Online divorce South Africa
Technology is of a dynamic nature which is why we have moved with the times. We have recently introduced our modern, online operation. Efficiency and convenience is our main objective for the layperson.
Should you be residing out of the South Africa, consulting with us will not be a problem. We are able to conduct legal consultations online, face to face or Skype / video call. We have now recently introduced our national contact number which caters for those residing out of Cape Town.
Our online appointment system is efficient and gets you in the swing of an easy step to having your legal consultation with the legal expert. Simply call our offices today and have your online appointment made for you!