What steps should be taken to start an uncontested divorce?
What happens if my spouse does not want to sign the divorce papers?
Can I serve the divorce papers myself?
If the whereabouts of your spouse are unknown or if he/she resides abroad, a substituted service application to ask the Court’s permission to serve the divorce papers in an alternative manner (by way of email, Facebook, publication in a newspaper, etc.) will be necessary. It would be advisable to contact your divorce attorney for assistance with this process.
What documents do I need for an uncontested divorce?
- Copy of Your ID Document and/or Passport
- Proof of Your Income Tax Number
- Proof of Your Residential Address
- Copy of Your Antenuptial Contract (if any)
- Your Marriage Certificate
Depending on the facts of your case, further documents may also be requested, for example: updated valuations of immovable property, a list of assets and liabilities, etc.
How long does it take to get an uncontested divorce?
OTHER PROVINCES: A local, uncontested divorce in any of the other provinces usually take slightly longer as the court dates are usually allocated based on availability.
How long does it take for the divorce to be final after signing the papers?
How long do you have to wait before a divorce is final?
International divorce matters usually take longer than local divorces.
How fast can you get a divorce?
WESTERN CAPE: We usually aim to finalise uncontested, local Western Cape divorce matters within 4 – 8 weeks from date of receiving the signed settlement agreement.
OTHER PROVINCES: Uncontested, local divorce matters in other provinces and uncontested, international divorce matters usually take a few months to finalise.
How much does a divorce cost?
Patton Williams Attorneys offers uncontested divorces services at fixed, all-inclusive rates.
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Contested divorces are usually charged in accordance with the divorce attorney’s hourly rate. Disbursements (expenses) which include phone calls, emails, printing, scanning, copies, Sheriff’s accounts, Advocate’s accounts, etc. will also be for the client’s account.
How much does an uncontested divorce cost? / How much does it cost to get a mutual divorce?
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