TYPES OF DIVORCE IN SOUTH AFRICA
Uncontested or Unopposed Divorce
If the relationship between you and your spouse is amicable and you have already decided on the terms of your settlement agreement, the process is a lot faster and simpler than in the case of an opposed divorce.
One of our attorneys specialising in Family Law will draft the settlement agreement in order to ensure that it is in terms of the Divorce Act and court’s requirements. If there are minor children born from the marriage the settlement agreement needs to be endorsed by the offices of the Family Advocate to determine the best interest of the minor children.
Contested or Opposed Divorce
Should the parties be unable or unwilling to reach a settlement agreement, the divorce will proceed an an opposed/contensted basis. Each party required their own attorney.
The important aspect when deciding to divorce is the fact that you must feel comfortable with the attorney you decide on. You must trust, respect and be aware of the experience the chosen attorney has to take your case to trial in a contested divorce.