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Uncontested Divorces

An uncontested divorce can be completed within in a matter a months, some even in a few weeks. This is because both spouses are in agreement that they no longer want to be married to each other.


Additionally, both are in agreement about what will happen to their shared property, children and how they will co-parent.

A settlement agreement is usually drawn up in which spouses agree and confirm how they want the estate to be split and how things will work with child maintenance.

Advantages of an Uncontested Divorce

There are several advantages to having an uncontested divorce, including:

  • Timeframe

An uncontested divorce can be finalised in as little as four weeks.

  • Cost Implications

If legal assistance has been utilised, the cost implications for an uncontested divorce are also less than if it was contested.

  • Determine how assets are split

If spouse were married in community of property, their marital regime dictates that the liabilities and assets need to be split 50/50. However, in a settlement agreement spouses can agree differently, in other words, they do not necessarily have to share the assets and liabilities 50/50.

Bailey Haynes In – Divorce Lawyers in Cape Town

Contact our divorces lawyers in Cape Town for expert legal advice and assistance with all matter relating to divorce and family law.



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