Unopposed or Uncontested Divorces
Are you considering an uncontested divorce? If your marriage has irretrievably broken down and you and your spouse agree to the divorce, we can help. We provide legal advice and assistance to help you dissolve your marriage quickly and amicably. Our divorce services comprise two components which we explain next.
Unopposed Divorce Advice Services
The first component of our divorce services is that of legal advice on divorce, the process and consequences thereof. This would apply to a married couple who wants to know what would be the consequences of ending their marriage, or need advice on doing their own divorce. Questions that are dealt with are:
- what happens to their joint estate if they are married in community of property;
- care and contact to the children; and
- personal maintenance and so on.
This advice is in the form of a consultation. If you are interested, please proceed with completing the form below to make an appointment. We would be happy to hear from you.
Unopposed or uncontested Divorce Service
The second component of our divorce service is facilitating an uncontested divorce between you and your spouse. Here the husband and wife comes and sees us. This is with the intention of getting divorced, as all other avenues to save the marriage failed. If you go down this route, we would ensure that the divorce is finalised with the least amount of stress for the sake of you and the children. Our aim is to let you move on with your life, after having ended that chapter.
Cost of our uncontested divorce service
The all-inclusive costs of an unopposed divorce facilitated by us, done in the Western Cape High Court is R 9500 – 00 (Nine Thousand Five Hundred Rand of there are no minor children involved. If there are minor children involved, the fee is R 12 500. This includes all consultation costs, drafting of legal documents, attorney costs and advocate costs, as well as the fees of the Sherriff of the High Court, and so on. What needs to be drafted is a Settlement Agreement, Summons, Particulars of Claim and Notice of Set-down. A copy of the Summons has to be served on one of the parties by the Sheriff.
A further copy of the Summons also needs to be served on the Office of the Family Advocate should there be minor children involved. Then there are costs of the advocate for attending to the divorce at the High Court. However, all these costs are included in the fixed price of R 9500 – 00 / R 12 500. We don’t characterise our divorce services as cheap, but quick, affordable, efficient and to the point. Read our terms and conditions for some more insight to this service.
We make use of secure online payment processing via Payfast through of Private Legal Account. Should you wish to make an online payment and get the ball rolling, visit this link, My Uncontested Divorce. We are looking forward to hearing from you.
How long is our uncontested divorce?
The estimated time for our unopposed divorce service is four (4) to eight (8) weeks. By way of example, let’s say you meet with us on the first of the month, we should have all the documents ready for service on one of the spouses within three (3) days. If all goes well, and you are available to be served, soon thereafter, the law says that 10 working days must elapse after service before the matter may be set down. Should all still go well, the unopposed divorce would be set-down for hearing within a week thereafter. Therefore, from the date you first met with us and the date your marriage has been dissolved by the Western Cape High Court would roughly give you four (4) to eight (8) weeks.
Costs of a legal advice consultation
The cost of a legal advice consultation is R 1200 – 00 for 50 minutes or for part thereof. Click here to view the terms and conditions.
There are 2 ways you can use to setup a legal advice consultation with us.
- Complete the appointment form below, and we shall contact you to confirm the appointment once payment has been made;
- Give us a call on 021 1110090, and our friendly receptionist would set up the appointment.
After you made the appointment, you may make a secure payment for the consultation by clicking on this link to make payment.