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International Divorce Law

If spouses were married in another country, but now both live in South Africa, or the spouse wanting to get a divorce lives here, the South African courts can come to their aid.

The South African Divorce Act allows action to be instituted in the area in which either spouse is domiciled/ordinarily resident. This is different to other civil claims where you have to follow the area in which the Defendant lives.

Consquently, if the spouse wanting to get a divorce lives in South Africa, but the other spouse lives overseas, you may still approach a court in South Africa to get a divorce. The court will assist with the divorce, but will apply the English law in terms of the patrimonial (movable and immovable property) consequences. However, if there are child/ren involved, the courts will apply the South African law.

Bailey Haynes Inc. - Divorce Lawyers in Cape Town

Contact our Divorce Lawyers in Cape Town, for expert legal guidance and advice needed to navigate any procedure concerning separation, divorce or interntional divorce law.

 

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Child Support/Child Maintenance in South Africa

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How much does a divorce cost in South Africa?

The cost of getting divorced in South Africa can vary depending on the circumstances of the divorce, such as whether it is a contested or uncontested divorce, and whether the parties use a lawyer or represent themselves.

In this article, our family law attorneys in Cape Town discuss the types of divorce and what they may cost.

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