Legal separation does not exist in South Africa, even if you are no longer living together and are not divorced.
Separation means the end of an intimate marraige relationship.
This means if you want to get separated you need to get divorced.
Under South African law, either you are married, unmarried or divorced.
During separation the following issues can be addressed:
- Division of assets and debts
- Custody of children and visitation schedules
- Child support
- Spousal support
A key aspect of being separated as opposed to being divorced is that when you are separated, you are still legally married in the eyes of the law.
That means that you cannot remarry. It also means that even if you stay with someone else your “ex spouse” is still your spouse and will be treated as such should you pass away.
We will assist you with all crucial aspects of separation
- your rights when you get divorced
- maintenance issues
- all factors regarding the children
- the law on cohabitation
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We have different options available for you, that will suite your requirements and needs.
JC Pretorius & Ass Inc can also assists you with an International divorce if your spouse resides in a foreign country.
We can draft your divorce pack for you or we can conduct your divorce from start to finish.
Self Help Divorce
Easy and Fast
We will draft your divorce pack for you within 48H, but you have to do all the admin yourself.