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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 each 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 can be easily navigated, the emotional and financial implications could also be devastating if not managed efficiently. Furthermore, there exists a high amount of divorce cases lodged in our Courts which makes the process tremendously slow and can therefore take much longer than expected. Accordingly, both parties have to wait for their divorce matter to go to trial and hence our approach to amicably resolve as soon and as cost effectively as possible to the benefit of all involved.
What to doSTART OF THE DIVORCE PROCESS
For a divorce action to commence, one party must serve a Summons Commencing Action on the other party. These proceedings will either be taken up in the Regional Court of the Magistrate Court or the High Court in your area. The parties can, however, reach a settlement of the entire divorce before issuing a Summons.
There are twoTYPES OF DIVORCE CASES
You can enter into one of the following divorce proceedings, namely the contested divorce or the uncontested divorce.
- A uncontested divorce is a settled action and the most cost-effective process
- A contested divorce is defended and normally hotly contested, lengthy and very expensive.