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DIVORCE
DIVORCES

no fault principal


"Sometimes marriages just don't work out" - Justice Madlanga in DEvRH CCT182/14 [2015]ZACC18

domestic violence
FAMILY VIOLENCE

you are a survivor


 If you chose the wrong spouse, make sure to choose the right divorce attorney.

maintenance
MAINTENANCE

best interest


Your children has the right to be supported by both parents

Our SERVICES - divorce options

We resolve family issues. 

 We understand that all family law issues facing our clients are important, no matter how big or small. Therefore we believe that it is very important to first fully understand issues before helping clients resolve matters. Solutions which are outside the box are often only possible if the attorney truly listens and understands the issues. But at the same time, not every problem can be resolved through negotiations. At those times, clients can rest assured that their interests will be protected aggressively.  

divorce amicable
Our Mission

self help divorce     R3 450-00


A self help divorce is not a divorce that is granted online.  A divorce may only be granted by a competent court having jurisdiction.

With a self help divorce, we will be assisting the parties with the drafting of all documentation and the settlement agreement, but it will be the client's responsibility to issue the summons and arrange for service, submit the settlement agreement to the Family Advocate where applicable, apply for a court date and appear in court.

divorce attorney
Our Vision

attorney assisted R5 000-00 - R8 850-00


Where the parties are in agreement with ALL the terms of the divorce and wishes the assistance of an attorney, we assist with drafting of all documentation and the settlement agreement, issuing, arranging service, submitting the settlement to the Family Advocate, apply for a court date, and appear in court. 

This is by far the easiest way to get divorced and is also called an uncontested divorce. When contested, the attorney will advise on additional costs.


divorce contested
Experience

struggling to agree  R2 000-00


Where the parties are not in agreement over the terms of the divorce, one of our attorneys will assist with mediation at R2 000-00 for the mediation session.  Thereafter the parties may decide whether they want a self help or attorney assisted divorce.  

There is however also a clear distinction between an uncontested and contested divorce.  Where the parties have no substantial assets, no minor children or in agreement, and agree on division of assets, the divorce qualifies as an uncontested divorce.   

For us to assist you with an online divorce, all you need to do, is send an email to us, with the following details, namely - 


1.  In the heading, write "ONLINE DIVORCE ASSISTANCE".

2. Leave your full name and full contact details, i.e. your email address, your telephone number, cell phone number and where you reside and business address, if applicable.

3.  Indicate if you and your spouse have children together.


We will then contact you, and also send you the form to complete.


Send your email to email@dutoitdrotsky.co.za

 

family law

Family law is an area of law that deals with family matters and domestic relations, which may include: -

 >marriage, civil unions and domestic partnerships 

> adoption and surrogacy 

 >child abuse and child abduction 

 >termination of relationships including divorce, annulment, 

 >property settlements 

 >paternity tests, 

>maintenance, 

>parental rights and responsibilities 

> contact rights to children 

 >parenting plans and mediation 

 >settlement agreements 

 >family violence and harassment 

 >ante nuptial contracts

 >liquidation of joint estates

regulating relationships

In a diverse society like South Africa, relationships between people can take numerous forms. People can enter into civil marriages, same-sex marriages, customary marriages, religious marriages or domestic partnerships (cohabitation/living together).  Marriage, also called matrimony or wedlock, may be defined as a legally recognised, life-long, voluntary union between a man and a woman, or two people of the same sex. The definition of marriage differs according to culture, but is commonly an institution in which an interpersonal relationship, usually intimate and sexual, is acknowledged through the exclusion of all other persons.   

 Civil marriages have always been recognised and fully protected by the law, and now so are same-sex and customary marriages. 

Religious marriages are recognised by our courts only in some instances, and domestic partnerships have no legal protection.  The formalisation and registration of civil marriages, customary marriages and same-sex marriages (civil unions) are all managed by the Department of Home Affairs. For nearly five decades, civil marriage in South Africa has been governed and regulated by the Marriage Act 25 of 1961.  

 Customary marriages are recognised through the Recognition of Customary Marriages Act 120 of 1998, which came into effect in November 2000. Following the acceptance of the Civil Union Act 17 of 2006, South Africa became one of very few countries to give legal protection and marriage benefits to partners in same-sex relationships. The legislation was adopted as a direct response to a landmark decision made by the Constitutional Court.   

 Although purely religious marriages are not recognised as valid marriages by South African law, the courts and the legislature have in the past been prepared to grant piecemeal extensions of the law of marriage to such relationships.  

Domestic, cohabitation or life partnerships, where two people, regardless of gender, live together without marrying under the Civil Union Act, are not regulated by law. Until domestic partnership legislation is enacted, the position of unmarried domestic partners will continue to be fragmented, inconsistent and fraught with uncertainty.