What is divorce mediation?

Divorce mediation is when a third party with a legal background helps a divorcing couple reach a settlement agreement. The mediator will advise the parties on the various scenarios they could face if the matter goes to court. The divorce mediator acts as a neutral third party, and they generally have a legal and/or psychology … Read more What is divorce mediation?

What is family law?

Family law or matrimonial law includes family matters and domestic relationships, such as marriage and civil unions, divorce and annulment, child custody, and the best interest of the child, maintenance, child abuse, and domestic violence. Attorneys practicing family law can represent clients in family court proceedings or in related negotiations and can also draft important … Read more What is family law?

When to get a divorce lawyer

When considering whether or not to hire a divorce lawyer, it is important that both spouses weigh up all the options and figure out what is best, depending on their personal and financial circumstances. Negotiating divorce without a lawyer Divorce is a deeply complicated and emotional legal process. That being said, not all couples require … Read more When to get a divorce lawyer

How to get a divorce

You are entitled to a divorce on two accounts: If you can prove to a court that you and your spouse can no longer live together and there is no possibility of resolving your differences. If one of the spouses is mentally ill or continuously unconscious. A couple can either divorce in the Regional Court … Read more How to get a divorce

Irretrievable breakdown

A court may grant a decree of divorce on the grounds of the irretrievable breakdown of the marriage if the court is satisfied that the marriage relationship between the spouses has reached such a state of disintegration that there is no reasonable prospect of restoring a normal marital relationship between them. This test can be … Read more Irretrievable breakdown

Legal separation vs divorce

If you no longer want to live with your spouse but you are not sure whether you want a divorce, then you may want to undergo a legal separation. A legal separation is similar to divorce – you will still have to negotiate child custody, visitation and child maintenance, spousal maintenance, and the division of … Read more Legal separation vs divorce

Maintenance defaulters

According to section 18 of the Children’s Act 38 of 2005, the parental responsibilities and rights regarding a child include the responsibility and the right to contribute to the maintenance of the child. Maintenance includes the necessary provision of clothing, housing, dental and medical care, and education for the child. There are no extraordinary rights … Read more Maintenance defaulters