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We understand that entering into a divorce is never an easy decision. At PBK Attorneys, we provide our clients with personal and strategic legal representation in a view to settling matters amicably and cost-effectively with the least possible harm to you and your minor children. Legal costs of divorce matters will vary depending on the complexity of the matter and the amount of time spent on a particular case. Bear in mind that a divorce settlement poorly handled will cost you more than just legal fees.
Good to knowTHE DIVORCE PROCESS IN SOUTH AFRICA
Although the divorce process is straightforward, the emotional and financial implications can be devastating for both parties involved.
In South Africa, there are a high amount of divorce cases lodged at the High Court. This makes the process tremendously slow and can take longer than expected – which puts these two implications into effect.
This can lead to both parties waiting for their divorce matter to go to trial. This however only applies to those going into a divorce that is contested.
What to doENTERING INTO THE DIVORCE PROCESS
For a divorce matter to be taken up, the individual needs to be issued with a summons from the party initiating the divorce. Those proceedings will either be taken up in the Regional Court of the Magistrate Court or the High Court in your area.
There are twoTYPES OF DIVORCE CASES
You can enter into one of the following divorce proceedings, namely the contested divorce or the uncontested divorce.
- An uncontested divorce is one that can be settled within four weeks and is the most cost-effective procedure for all parties involved.
- A contested divorce is one that can take up to two to three years to settle and is dependent on the individuals involved.