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Separation & Divorce Lawyers in Cape Town

In South Africa, legal separation has no legal status and is rather an agreement between spouses. Under South African law, one can either be; Unmarried, Married, or Divorced.

The process of obtaining a legal separation follows a similar procedure to filing for a divorce. It therefore requires the assistance of an attorney, divorce lawyers and courts to be legal.

Separation before Divorce

In some cases, the divorce process can take a long time. Some spouses may not wish to stay together until their divorce is finalised and therefore separate.

But what happens during the separation period before a divorce is finalised?

A separation agreement can be drawn up between spouses including terms such as; living arrangements, child maintenance and spousal maintenance, as well as any other terms which might be relevant during the separation.

An example of this would be that one spouse moves into a rental apartment during the divorce process, but that each spouse contributes to the rental amount.

Bailey Haynes – Divorce Lawyers in Cape Town

As mentioned, a separation has no legal status in South and is therefore an agreement that cannot be enforced in court. There are other legal mechanisms available to spouses during divorce proceedings which have some backing by the court and enforcement.

Contact our Divorce Lawyers in Cape Town, for expert legal guidance and advice needed to navigate any procedure concerning separation and divorce.

 

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