DIVORCE – THEY DON’T HAVE TO BE UGLY AND LEAVE YOU WOUNDED FOREVER
Even with a decline in the number of people getting married in South Africa, since 2016, the divorce rate in South Africa has increased.
IS THERE SUCH A THING AS A GOOD DIVORCE??
YES!! The same manner in which you and your partner chose to get married, the choice is ultimately yours to decide how you wish to get divorced.
1. A uncontested divorce:
This possible providing you and your partner can agree on:
1) Arrangements regarding your children? and
2) The division of your assets?
After consulting with your attorney, we can assist you with drafting a divorce settlement agreement (contract) recording whatever you and your partner have agreed upon.
The settlement agreement is then brought to court and after a quick and effortless appearance, you will be divorced.
2. A contested divorce:
This occurs when the parties cannot agree on the above. This is when the facts are placed before the court and the court ultimately makes a decision as to how the parties need to be divorced. This can be a costly exercise and can take many years to finalize.
WHAT ARE MY RIGHTS??
This all depends on the circumstances surrounding your marriage as well as the circumstances surrounding your divorce. It is for this reason that we recommend consulting with a professional who can guide you correctly from the start.
MAINTENANCE?? HOW CAN I SECURE THIS??
Again, this depends on the circumstances. It is possible, in certain circumstances, to claim spousal maintenance from your husband.
Child Maintenance is an automatic obligation imposed on the biological parents of a child. Again, we recommend consulting with a professional who can guide you on the process and assist you with getting an order for maintenance.
Contact: Tania Abbotts to schedule a consultation today.
Tel: 011 874 1800
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We can help you in Boksburg, Benoni, Kempton Park, Germiston, Edenvale, Bedfordview, Brakpan, Springs, as well as in the greater Johannesburg region and across the rest of South Africa. With our network of attorneys you can receive the service you require anywhere across the country. Call us today!