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If you and your spouse are able to reach agreement, you will be able to finalise your divorce inexpensively and expeditiously. Our costs for an unopposed divorce matter, including attendances should be approximately R5,500, or R6,000 if the matter involves minor children.
Grounds for Divorce in South Africa
In order to obtain a divorce in South Africa, you need to satisfy the court that the marriage has irretrievably broken down.
‘Irretrievable breakdown’ means that the marital relationship between the parties has reached such a state of disintegration that there is no reasonable prospect of the restoration of a normal marital relationship between them.
The following reasons may be considered as an indication that the marriage has irretrievably broken down:
The parties no longer feel any love or affection for each other;
The parties no longer communicate as husband and wife nor afford each other marital privileges;
The parties have not shared a common home for a long period;
A spouse became involved in an extramarital relationship;
One spouse abandoned the other;
One spouse abused the other; and/or
One spouse has been institutionalised for mental illness for at least 2 years.
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