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Divorces – Articles and Posts

Divorce – Articles and Posts

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Divorces questions and answers in South Africa

Some interesting questions and answers regarding divorces in South Africa. Here are some questions people ask and search for online.

People going through divorces have many questions. Some we can expect, and others are very surprising. Read on to learn more about divorces and the questions people ask. How much does a divorce cost in South Africa? The cost of a divorce varies from case to case and client to client. If a divorce is undefended or agreed upon,  then the cost would be significantly low.  However,  should the divorce be contested where the parties cannot agree on the terms of the divorce,  then, under those circumstances, the ultimate cost can be very high. Factors to consider would be how many issues there are to be resolved, the number of court days required, and preparation time. In the end,  the more time that is spent on a divorce matter by lawyers, the more it would cost the client. Where can I get free legal advice on divorce in South Africa? There are many places where a person may obtain legal advice on divorces in South Africa.  Some places offer free initial consultations.  Then there are places like the Legal Aid Board or a Legal Resources Centre that would be of assistance at no charge or a minimal fee.  There are also non-governmental organisations and University law clinics ...
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Divorce – There is no reason why your divorce should not be friendly and uncontested.

Uncontested divorces - Notice of Set Down for undefended and uncontested divorce matters - The document used to place your divorce on the divorce court roll Undefended, unopposed or uncontested divorce cases are what all divorcing couples should strive towards. If the marriage broke down completely and there is no possibility of saving it, then why fight any longer? If both parties act fairly, there is no need to spend thousands of Rands on legal fees. That money can be used on starting a new life. If there are minor children involved, then the money saved in avoiding litigation can be used on them. At the end of the day, no one really benefits from a long drawn out or protracted contested divorce process. What is the simplest divorce? The simplest divorce is when the parties are married out of community of property and profit and loss, with the exclusion of the accrual regime. What this means, it that whatever property a spouse owns during the marriage, still belongs to him or her after the marriage. There is also no need to pay the other spouse any amount after the divorce as an accrual. The simplest divorce would also require there to be no minor children born ...
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Draft your own Divorce Summons and Particulars of Claim in South Africa

Draft you own Divorce Summons and Particulars of Claim, Western Cape High Court, Cape Town In South Africa, a court of law would be approached to divorce a couple if the marriage broke down irretrievably. In other words, the marriage cannot be saved. Once a decree of divorce is granted, then spouses are immediately allowed to remarry and move on with their lives.  This is what is hoped and expected. There are however factors that may keep spouses connected post-divorce. This could vary from couple to couple. Connecting former spouses post-divorce If there are minor children born from the marriage, then the parties may have to deal with each other in relation to child maintenance, and visitation after the divorce. If it is ordered or agreed upon prior to the divorce, that one spouse should pay personal maintenance to the other spouse, or alimony, then on that basis the parties may have to continue dealing with each other after the divorce. The divorce process in South Africa Many spouses contemplate getting divorced. However, do not know what procedures need to be followed. Only courts of law in South Africa can divorced couples. And not every court is authorised to do so. For examples, the criminal courts or ...
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Basic Divorce Guide in South Africa – Summons, Pleas, Discovery and Trial

Basic Divorce Guide for all courts in South Africa Supplied by Adv. Muhammad Abduroaf (LL.B LL.M) (Advocate of the High Court of South Africa) Legal Advice regarding divorces If you want to get divorced from your spouse, I strongly advise that your approach a legal practitioner, or an attorney to attend to it on your behalf. This I would implore even more under the following circumstances: - There will be a dispute over care and visitation rights over the child/children; - One of the parties will be applying for forfeiture of patrimonial benefits from a marriage in community of property; -The joint estate is huge or complicated; or -The other party will be making use of legal representation. General divorce procedures If, however, you would like to know the general procedures on how to go about in obtaining a divorce decree; they are listed summarily below. Many rules regulate divorce processes and the summary below does exclude some of them. These include pretrial conferences, judicial case management, exceptions, strikeouts, compelling compliance, service addresses etc. Other matters incidental to divorce proceedings, for example, interim arrangements pending the divorce regarding maintenance for you or your children and care and contact regarding children are not dealt with. Therefore, please consult ...
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How to win your divorce court case - TIPS TRICKS

Get the best out of your pending divorce case – Tips and Tricks for divorcing couples.

Divorces – Is it possible to increase my chances of getting a fair outcome? Here are some Tips and Tricks to assist you. Divorce cases can be straightforward or riddled with issues. Not only legal issues but also emotional issues, especially when there are children involved. What about the proprietary aspects of your marriage? Well, that is the easy bit. If parties are married in community of property, there should not be much to argue about. The law is the law. Each party should get what the law says they are entitled to - in this case, an equal division of the joint estate. Click here to find out how to attend to your own unopposed divorce. Divorces should be straightforward and simple, but this is not always the case. In our view, the simplest divorce would be when the couple married with an ante-nuptial contract. They excluded community of property and the accrual regime. Furthermore, there are no minor children born from the marriage. In such a case, all that is required is a decree of divorce. However, if there are minor children involved, then the parties may be at loggerheads as to who should have custody, or how visitation should be exercised. Then there is ...
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Parental Rights of Divorced Muslim parents after a Talaq or Faskh

Parental Rights of Divorced Muslim parents after a Talaq or Faskh

Parental Rights of Divorced Muslim parents who were only married in terms of Muslim Rights (Updated) When Muslim parents divorce, either via a Talak or Faskh, there remains the unresolved issue of their respective parental rights and responsibilities to their children. In other words, with whom should the child reside, and what type of visitation rights should the other parent have? Then there is the issue of child maintenance, parental guardianship consent and so on. Parents married in terms of South African civil law have the advantage of having the civil divorce court deal with the issue of access (contact) and custody (care). The civil divorce court is obliged to do this before pronouncing a final decree of divorce. This is however not the case of a Talak or Faskh. As you would see later, we suggest that Muslim divorced parents enter into a parenting plan. Divorced Muslim Fathers’ parental rights Muslim fathers, who were married in terms of Muslim Rites, have just as many rights as the mothers, to their children. This is so notwithstanding them having been married in terms of Islamic Rights only (and not civilly). From a South African Legal perspective, they are both co-holders of parental responsibilities and rights with regard to ...
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Online Divorce - South Africa

The Online Divorce – I want to get divorced now, but I want to do it online. Is it at all possible?

Can technology be used to have me divorced online? I do not want to go to court or see my spouse again. Is an online divorce possible? When a marriage breaks down, people naturally would want information on the topic of divorces and the legal process. For this, they usually go online to find answers. This information they seek could include, how divorces works, the process and how long it takes. Of course, if there are minor children involved, parents would want to know what the parental rights and responsibilities are as well. This relates to issues of care, contact, child maintenance etc. Then there is the issue of proprietary rights. In other words who gets what assets or money if there is a joint estate. This article, however, deals with the issue regarding whether or not a couple's divorce can be done online? Two main aspects of a divorce process Broadly speaking the divorce process can be divided into two processes. The first aspect relates to that of instituting the divorce proceedings and getting the matter to court. The second aspect relates to the actual divorce proceedings in court. As can be seen, further below, the divorce process is analogue. The only part of it that ...
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Divorces in South Africa – A simple guide to understanding how the legal system on divorces works

Divorces in South Africa – A simple guide to understanding how the legal system on divorces works

How does one get divorced in South Africa? Adv. Muhammad Abduroaf unpacks the legal process in a simplified manner. Written by Adv. Muhammad Abduroaf - LL.B LL.M Advocate of the High Court of South Africa Legal Advice on getting divorced If you want to get divorced from your spouse, I strongly advise that you approach a legal practitioner, or an attorney to attend to it on your behalf. This I would implore even more under the following circumstances: - There will be a dispute over care and visitation rights over the child/children; - One of the parties will be applying for forfeiture of patrimonial benefits from a marriage in community of property; - The joint estate is huge or complicated; or - The other party will be making use of legal representation. If, however, you would like to know the general procedures on how to go about in obtaining a divorce decree; they are listed summarily below. Many rules regulate divorce processes and the summary below does exclude some of them. These include exceptions, strikeouts, compelling compliance, service addresses etc. Other matters incidental to divorce proceedings, e.g. interim arrangements pending the divorce regarding maintenance for you or your children and care and contact regarding children are not dealt with ...
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Parental Alienation South Africa Law

Parental Alienation in the situation of a divorce or separation – What can a parent do?

Parental Alienation in the situation of a divorce or separation – What can a parent do? Family law becomes challenging when there are children in the equation. If a couple who were not married, broke up, there is not much to squabble about afterward if there were no kids. The same applies to a divorced couple. The only potential issues in such a divorce would be that of the matrimonial property regime and possible personal maintenance. If there are children involved, couples must deal with the issue of child maintenance, care, contact, and guardianship as well. The latter issues are usually the stumbling blocks in a divorce case or post-separation. At the end of the day, in all matters concerning children, the law says that their best interests should be upheld. Now let us look at the issue of parental alienation in the context of child custody disputes. What is parental alienation? This article in no means provides a psychological analysis or definition of parental alienation. It deals with the legal relief a parent can seek should parental alienation be perpetrated. On the web, the following definition of parental alienation is provided: “The term parental alienation refers to psychological manipulation of a child, by saying and doing ...
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Custody over neice and nephew

I am concerned about my niece’s wellbeing. Is it possible for me to obtain rights of custody and guardianship over her? The parents are still alive but divorced.

I am concerned about my niece's wellbeing. Is it possible for me to obtain rights of custody and guardianship over her? The parents are still alive but divorced. We often receive enquiries from family members of minor children wanting to know whether they can obtain rights of custody or guardianship over a minor child. The client could be a grandmother, an aunt, or in some instances, a former step-parent. Let us take you through a scenario where an aunt wishes to obtain sole custody and guardianship over a minor child. Should you be an interested party wishing to obtain parental responsibilities and rights over a minor child; feel free to contact us for a legal advice consultation. The scenario: The minor child is being primarily cared for by the paternal aunt The parents of a minor child, age 16, are married and living together. The minor child, who is in grade 10, frequents the home of her paternal aunt. The parents live very busy lives, and often have to travel overseas on separate business trips for extended periods. The minor child sometimes doesn’t see her parents for weeks on end. Nonetheless, she is well cared for by her aunt, during the week, and on most weekends, and ...
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5 vital things all parents going through a divorce or separation should know

Child custody, guardianship and visitation (parental responsibilities and rights) - What do I need to know should I be going through a divorce or separation? Although it is not ideal, it often happens that parents divorce or break up. Their romantic or spousal relationship may have come to an end, but their co-parenting relationship continues if they have a child together. They need to be the best co-parents possible for their child. This should be the case despite their failed marriage or relationship. Sadly, sometimes the civility the parents had for each other does not transcend beyond their divorce or separation. Some parents in this situation have unresolved issues. It then often happens that the child becomes a victim of the conflict that ensures. They often use the child as a pawn to settle unresolved differences. This situation is not in the child’s best interest. What follows are five things that parents should know when it comes to a divorce or separation. This is especially important if there are young children involved. Number 1: The Child’s best interests are of paramount importance. In all matters concerning a child, his or her best interests are of paramount importance. Therefore, the law does not focus on what is best ...
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I need to get divorced in 3 days. I was told it is possible. Is it really true?

I need to get divorced in 3 days. I was told it is possible. Is it really true?

Getting divorce within 3 days It often happens, when a marriage has irretrievably broken down, the parties are in agreement that they have to divorce. Furthermore, the parties came to an agreement regarding the propriety aspects of the marriage, care and contact of the minor children, as well as who should pay for the cost in relation to the divorce. If all the latter has been agreed upon, there is no need for the parties to wait many months to get divorced. What this article deals with is a real-life scenario where the marriage between a couple would be dissolved in the shortest possible time. In this case, three (3) days from the date of meeting their lawyer. If you don’t feel like reading this entire article, scroll down to the bottom for an illustration of a divorce finalised in 3 (three) days. Furthermore, it may become necessary for there to be a quick divorce. One such reason could be that a party is only visiting South Africa for a very short while and wants to resolve issues expeditiously. This would especially be so if the parties lived separately for a long time despite being married. Before we proceed with exploring and unpacking the question this article ...
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International Family Law matters, applicable to South Africa – Divorce, Child Custody, Maintenance

International Family Law matters, applicable to South Africa Divorces are not only limited to people living in the same country. Often, you will find that one spouse lives in South Africa and the other in a different country. They want to get divorced but do not know how to go about it. The question now is, which country and which court should divorce them? We regularly receive these types of queries from people living in the Middle East and the United Kingdom. The same problem arises in the case of parents living in different countries, but there are complications regarding contact and access to their minor children. Let's say, one parent, lives in Cape Town and the other in Taiwan. How does the parent living in Taiwan enforce his contact rights to his child in South Africa? Does he or she approach the court in Taiwan? Or should he or she approach the Court in South Africa? And Lastly, there is an issue regarding child maintenance. What happens in the case where one parent lives in Cape Town and the other in New York? How does child maintenance work? Can the parent living in Cape Town with the children obtain a maintenance order against a parent in ...
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Child Custody, Maintenance, Divorce, Relocations and other Questions and Answers

Child Custody, Maintenance, Divorce, Relocations, and other Questions and Answers Our Lawyer (Pty) Ltd provides professional legal advice to their clients through the following options: Face to Face (At our location in Cape Town); Telephonic (We call you on the South African Landline / Mobile number provided); Video (We make use of Skype, FaceTime, and WhatsApp Video Call) If however, you have a quick and simple family law advice question you wish to ask, feel free to post it below. There would, therefore, be no need to set-up a consultation and pay a fee. The question may relate to any of the following: Child Maintenance; Child Custody; Divorce; Relocation of minor children; Change of minor children's surname; Guardianship rights; Passport consent issues; Domestic violence; Parenting Plans; and so on. Useful family law Articles Below are a few useful articles written by us. Child Relocation, Passports, Custody, Surname Change, and the High Courts – Simplified What does Child Relocation, Passport disputes, Custody issues, and surname changes have in common? They are all matters which a court of law resolves if the parties cannot do so. Other than child custody issues that can be resolved by the Children’s Court, disputes in relation to Child Relocation, Passport Disputes and Surname ...
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Same-sex gay lesbian divorces Cape Town South Africa

Same-sex Divorces in Cape Town South Africa – How does Lesbian and Gay Spouses get Divorced?

Gay and Lesbian (Same-sex) Divorces in South Africa - How does it work? As with any marriage, relationship or romantic partnership, there is no guarantee that it will last until death do you part. For a marriage, a divorce is what is needed if the marriage has irretrievably broken down. Much has been written on the issue of divorces in relation to heterosexual marriages where the Marriage Act find application. The same applies to customary marriages. What about same-sex, or gay and lesbian couples who are married and want to get divorced? Does the law cater for such marriages? And how are they different from heterosexual divorces. Before we deal with the dissolution aspect of a same-sex marriage, let us first deal with the validity and legality of the same-sex marriage itself. What are same-sex marriages? This sounds like a simple question. However, without presuming too much, let us unpack the law. Here we will look at the Civil Union Act 17 of 2006. It is this Act of Parliament that made same-sex marriages legal in South Africa. Civil Union Act, 17 of 2006 According to the Civil Union Act, a "civil union" means the voluntary union of two persons who are both 18 years of age ...
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Divorces Procedures and Processes – Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

Divorce - Questions and Answers on the Process and Procedure Divorces signify the end of marriages. However, it can also be seen as a beginning of a new life. Once a couple has tried everything to save their marriage, to no avail, a divorce is an inevitable consequence. With divorces, comes the law. Only a court can legally divorce you. And because of this, people have many questions on the divorce procedure and process. This post is intended to assist parties whose marriage had irretrievably broken down by answering frequently asked questions on divorces. Due to the nature of legal matters, it is best to make use of an attorney or get the advice of a legal professional when dealing with a divorce. However, we intend giving you a general overview of the divorce process below with the assistance of Adv. Muhammad Abduroaf. Family Law Questions and Answers Should you not find what you are looking for, feel free to post your questions on our blog, by clicking on the following links: Divorces – Questions and Answers Child Custody – Questions and Answers Child Maintenance – Question and Answers Domestic Violence – Questions and Answers You are welcome to call us on 021 424 3487 / For other legal ...
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Divorce Attorney – Frequently Asked Questions to and Attorney or Advocate

Questions on Divorces  to an Attorney or Advocate Below are some questions people have regarding divorces that they may pose to an Attorney. Should have any questions on a divorce, feel free to post it below. Family Law Questions and Answers Should you not find what you are looking for, feel free to post your questions on our blog, by clicking on the following links: Divorces – Questions and Answers Child Custody – Questions and Answers Child Maintenance – Question and Answers Domestic Violence – Questions and Answers You are welcome to call us on 021 424 3487 / For other legal and business services, feel free to visit: Business SA or Private Legal. Can you get a divorce without your spouse's consent? Yes, you can.  The process will take longer if it is defended. How do you get a divorce if you have no money? Approach the Magistrate's Court in your area for assistance with your divorce. You do not need a lawyer. Can you refuse to get a divorce? Yes, you can. However, the Court would grant the divorce if the marriage has broken down and cannot be saved. Can I do my own divorce? Yes, you can do your own divorce. There is no need ...
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Divorce Lawyers – Children – Custody – Visitation – Cape Town

Divorce Lawyers - Make sure your Attorney or Advocate is on your side Divorce Lawyer - Divorces need not be difficult. With a large number of marriages ending up in divorce; surely the process should be simple. When a marriage has broken down irretrievably, life needs to go on. It is senseless to make up for your unsuccessful marriage, by trying to have a successful divorce. If there are children involved, there is even more reason not to fight. And if there are no children involved, the only outstanding issues would be property. But if you were married out of Community of Property, there is no need to fight at all. This is where a good divorce lawyer comes in. Family Law Questions and Answers Should you not find what you are looking for, feel free to post your questions on our blog, by clicking on the following links: Divorces – Questions and Answers Child Custody – Questions and Answers Child Maintenance – Question and Answers Domestic Violence – Questions and Answers You are welcome to call us on 021 424 3487 / For other legal and business services, feel free to visit: Business SA or Private Legal. This article does not deal with the procedural aspects of ...
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Questions on Divorce – Frequently Asked Questions and Answers South Africa

Frequently asked questions on Divorce We proud ourselves on our knowledge on family law, and related matters relevant to South Africa. This includes issues and questions surrounding divorces, custody and child maintenance. Feel free to browse through the questions and answers below. Should you not find the answer to a divorce question you are looking for, scroll down to the bottom of this page and post your divorce-related question. Or you may click here to take you to the bottom of this post where the questions start. Want to know more about Rule 43 Applications in the High Court and Rule 58 Applications in the Magistrates' Court? Click here. How does it work to get a divorce/divorce process? Only a court of law can divorce you. Therefore, a spouse should take the other spouse to court. You or your lawyer would have to approach the Divorce Court of the Family Court. What is the procedure or process a for divorce? One party needs to sue the other party for a divorce. This can be done in the High Court of the Family Courts. Once all the paperwork is done, the matter is set down for hearing or trial where a judge or magistrate would divorce you. How ...
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Fee DIY Divorce Cape Town South Africa

Free Online Divorce Assistance Form – DIY Cape Town South Africa

Free DIY Online Divorce Guide and Form - High Court, Cape Town, Western Cape This article deals with uncontested divorces in the Western Cape High Court, Cape Town for marriage In Community of Property. It further provides legal guidance on doing your own divorce, with an online divorce form below. These free divorce resources relate to divorces in the Western Cape instituted from the High Court. Other courts may follow similar practices. It is suggested that you consult with a legal practitioner before instituting divorce legal proceedings, especially if there are minor children, and a large estate involved. Online Divorce Form The online divorce form is provided below to kick start the divorce process. After completing the form, and pressing "submit", our online system will send you an email with the information you provided, as well with links where you may download the following: A divorce guide in PDF format A Sample Summons in Word format A Particulars of Claim in Word Format A notice of Set Down in Word Format You can then use the information in the email to proceed with your own unopposed divorce in the Western Cape High Court. Marriages ending up in divorce When the marriage of a couple has broken down, ...
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Divorce Questions and Answers

Divorce Questions and Answers We introduced this Divorce Questions and Answers page for you to post questions you may have on the topic. For example, if you want to know how to get divorced fast, pose a question with some background facts. At the same time, should you be able to assist others who posted questions below, requiring some advice on Divorce, please proceed and reply to their comments. In that manner, we would all be able to assist each other and increase our online knowledge base. Therefore, although we a are legal consultancy, specialising in family law, you may have problems or experiences that we have not encountered. Let us share in our knowledge of Divorce. We are conveniently located in the Pinnacle Building, in the Cape Town CBD. Click here to call us on (021) 4243487 or send us an email. Other family law resources on this website There are various other family law resources on this website that you may find useful. For example, there is a downloadable child maintenance calculator. The resources may assist you with whatever questions you have, or information you require on Divorce. Therefore, after posting your question, or any time after, have a look at the useful resources and ...
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Do your own unopposed divorce. Quick and Easy

Do your own Unopposed Divorce. No lawyers needed and its Free.

Do you own Divorce (DIY) No lawyers needed! If you want to get divorced from your spouse, I strongly advise that your approach a legal practitioner, or an attorney to attend to it on your behalf. This I would implore even more under the following circumstances: There will be a dispute over care and visitation rights over the child/children One of the parties will be applying for forfeiture of patrimonial benefits from a marriage in community of property; The joint estate is huge or complicated; or The other party will be making use of legal representation. If, however, you would like to know the general procedures on how to go about a divorce, they are listed summarily below. There are many rules that regulate divorce processes and the summary below does exclude certain of them. These include exceptions, strikeouts, compelling compliance, service addresses etc. Other matters incidental to divorce proceedings, e.g. interim arrangements, pending the divorce regarding maintenance for you or your children and care and contact regarding children are not dealt with. Therefore, please consult a legal practitioner or the divorce court throughout your divorce process should you decide to do the divorce yourself. Summons and Particulars of Claim A summons needs to be drafted which ...
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Divorce – 5 things you should consider before getting divorced

When getting divorced, always consider: Child Maintenance, Child Custody, Parenting Plans, Assets and your Legal Options 1. Divorce – your legal options Our law offices have a number of legal options that can be well explained for you by the legal expert. Divorce can be a costly affair, leaving a burning hole in your pocket. However, with the right legal expert on board, this needn’t be the case. The creators of this website had made free, expert legal advice easily accessible for your convenience. For more on your legal options and ideas for your divorce, see the following links: How to Change your Matrimonial Property Regime Do your own Unopposed Divorce. No lawyers needed and its Free. Parental Rights of Divorced Muslim parents after a Talaq or Faskh Free Online Divorce Assistance Form – DIY Cape Town South Africa comprising of: Divorce guide Sample of High Court Summons Particulars of Claim Notice of Set Down The free divorce starter toolkit provides you with the necessary tools to attend to the unopposed divorce on your own. The tools include a template Summons, Particulars of Claim and a Notice of Set-Down. Should you wish to have a one on one legal consultation with legal expert himself, then do feel ...
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Divorce – uncontested divorce, contested divorce and DIY divorce

Uncontested divorce in South Africa What do we mean when we use the term “uncontested divorce”? Our law offices have potential clients calling in on a regular basis and when asked about the nature of the divorce, we're met with "What do you mean?". This is perfectly normal from a layperson’s perspective. To put it simply, an uncontested divorce is a divorce in which both parties are in agreement with. Because of the less complex nature of this divorce; it can be done within a matter of three weeks with our legal expert on board. As explained by the legal expert on our website, for Undefended Divorce in the Western Cape High Court, you will have to: Complete the free online divorce form below to assist you with your unopposed divorce. View the following related pages: Free DIY Online Divorce Guide and Form A divorce guide in PDF format A Sample Summons in Word format A Particulars of Claim in Word Format A notice of Set Down in Word Format Find out more about Undefended Divorce in the Western Cape High Court and call our law offices on 021 424 3487 to make an online appointment with us for a professional legal consultation today!   DIY divorce in Cape ...
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South African divorce law

Quick divorce in South Africa Having a quick divorce is one thing. But being by the financial means however, is another aspect. Divorces are never easy by virtue of the fact that it either involves children or assets that needs to be divided up equally. This in itself, also depends on whether the couple had an Ante-Nuptial Contract, also known as “ANC” in place and whether they are married in, or out of community of property. Our law offices encountered a number of divorce cases of a complex nature which requires litigation in the High Courts of South Africa – the emotional and financial strain can be unbearable on the parties involved. In essence, it is safe to say that in our books, “quick divorces” does not exist unless it is an uncontested or unopposed divorce. In layman’s terms, this is a divorce that neither parties oppose and both parties are in agreement of the divorce. Under these circumstances, a divorce can be relatively quick. Our law offices are able to deal with unopposed divorces within a matter of three weeks. Furthermore, a contested divorce may even take years and the period of time it takes for a divorce to be finalized in the High Courts, depends ...
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Free DIY Online Tools Divorced Child Maintenance Legal Resources

Free DIY Online Tools to get Divorced, apply for Child Maintenance, and other Free Legal Resources

Free DIY Online Tools to get Divorced, apply for Child Maintenance, and other Free Legal Resources Knowing the law is one thing, but knowing how to enforce and apply it, is another story. We all know that parents should pay child support; the law says so. But what do you do if a parent refuses to pay? This page provides assistance in three (3) aspects of family law. The first is regarding Divorce, then Child Maintenance, and the other, is that of contact to your child during the holiday season. We do advise that you make use of the services of a legal practitioner to assist you in your divorce matter or application for contact to your child. However, legal services costs money, which is not always available. Should you decide to make use of the resources provided in this post, and this website, we strongly advise that you obtain legal advise before proceeding. Do your own divorce If a marriage has broken down, and there are no reasonable prospects of the restoration of the normal marital relationship, a divorce may be the best solution. Having said that, there are certain proprietary and parental issues that needs to be tabled. For example, what happens to the kitchen ...
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Uncontested and Contested Divorce in South Africa

Uncontested divorce in South Africa First of all, what is an uncontested divorce? An uncontested divorce is a divorce in which both parties are in agreement with. Divorces of this nature takes less time and money and allows parties to pick up the pieces and move on with their lives quicker. The procedure for unopposed or uncontested divorces are simpler and straight to the point. Because both parties are already in agreement of the divorce, a formal trial is not necessary but the guidance of a legal expert may still be important. There may well be other factors relevant to the divorce, such as child custody, child maintenance and splitting of assets. This may not necessary slow down the process but the legal expert will have to work at helping the parties reach a common ground legally. For a professional legal consultation, contact our law offices on 021 424 3487 and have our friendly receptionist make an online appointment for you. Secure your one on one legal consultation today! Simply click on the link below and download our free divorce product toolkit below: Free Divorce Tool Kit How long does a divorce take in South Africa? This a common question we’re often faced with when dealing with divorce ...
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Divorce and the law- Cape Town

Divorce process step by step Our law offices boast a professional legal expert in divorce, child maintenance, child custody and other family legal matters. Our consultancy thrive to bring you professional legal services that's easily accessible through our website. Feel free to click on the links below and find out more about our legal expertise: Basic Divorce Guide - Western Cape High Court Divorce Notice Of Set Down - Cape Town High Court Cape Town Divorce Particulars Of Claim Western Cape High Court Cape Town Do Your Own Unopposed Divorce. No Lawyers Needed. Free Online Divorce Assistance Form DIY South Africa - frequently asked questions for divorce Summons Divorce Western Cape High Court Cape Town Twenty One (21) Uncontested divorces in the Western Cape High Court today. Divorces can be a tough legal battle for many because a lot is at play when there are children involved. During our years of experience, we often found that additional legal problems arise – such as child custody and child maintenance which opens a whole new can of worms. For a professional legal consultation, contact our law offices on 021 424 3487 and have our friendly receptionist make an online appointment for you. Secure your one on one legal consultation today! ...
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