Can you contest a divorce?
How long do you have to respond after being served with divorce papers?
It would be advisable to contact a divorce attorney to assist with the necessary paperwork should you not be in agreement with the prayers listed in the Particulars of Claim.
Which steps should be taken to start a divorce that is not by agreement?
How do you stop a divorce after you have already started the proceedings (as Plaintiff)?
Can I serve the divorce papers myself?
Does it matter who files for divorce first?
Can text messages be used in a divorce court?
What documents do I need for a contested divorce?
- Certified copy of ID;
- Proof of address;
- Recent salary slip or tax return;
- Copy of marriage certificate;
- A list of assets and liabilities;
- A schedule of your income and expenses.
In the period between close of pleadings and waiting for a trial date, there is a process called discovery, during which each party demands to see the documentation and other material like tape recordings the other party intends to use at trial. Each and every document that a party will use at trial must be ‘discovered’, i.e. the other party must be given an opportunity to read the document before the trial commences. The documentation may include bank statements, shareholdings in companies, credit card statements, bond accounts and tax returns.