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Uncontested Divorces

An uncontested divorce can be completed within in a matter a months, some even in a few weeks. This is because both spouses are in agreement that they no longer want to be married to each other.

 

Additionally, both are in agreement about what will happen to their shared property, children and how they will co-parent.

A settlement agreement is usually drawn up in which spouses agree and confirm how they want the estate to be split and how things will work with child maintenance.

Advantages of an Uncontested Divorce

There are several advantages to having an uncontested divorce, including:

  • Timeframe

An uncontested divorce can be finalised in as little as four weeks.

  • Cost Implications

If legal assistance has been utilised, the cost implications for an uncontested divorce are also less than if it was contested.

  • Determine how assets are split

If spouse were married in community of property, their marital regime dictates that the liabilities and assets need to be split 50/50. However, in a settlement agreement spouses can agree differently, in other words, they do not necessarily have to share the assets and liabilities 50/50.

Bailey Haynes In – Divorce Lawyers in Cape Town

Contact our divorces lawyers in Cape Town for expert legal advice and assistance with all matter relating to divorce and family law.

 

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Who gets parental rights and responsibilities for the child?

Often a big question for couples when they decide to get divorced is what happens with their children.

In this article we will look at what does “rights and responsibilities” mean and who has them.

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Interim Protection Orders explained by our Attorneys in Cape Town

Have you been the victim of verbal, physical or emotional abuse?

If so, there are steps you can take to protect yourself and your property from individuals who intend to cause you harm.

In terms of the Protection from Harassment Act one can approach the Magistrates Court to get protection in the form of an Interim Protection Order which protects individuals from harassment which is not considered a crime.

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Corporal punishment - Explained by our Attorneys in Cape Town

What is corporal punishment? It has been defined as “any punishment in which physical force is used and intended to cause some degree of pain or discomfort, however light” by the United Nations Committee.

A National Survey was conducted in which it was found that 57% of parents use corporal punishment as their chosen disciplinary method and 37% of those parents use objects such as belts, wooden spoons etc., to carry out their discipline.

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