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The Contested divorce representation process

  • Fair division of marital assets
  • Alimony/spousal support negotiation
  • Child custody and visitation rights
  • Protection of legal rights
  • Mediation and alternative dispute resolution
  • Professional legal guidance throughout process

What is Contested divorce representation?

Contested divorce under South African law refers to a divorce where the parties cannot agree on one or more key issues. Legal representation can advocate for your interests in court and negotiate a fair resolution.

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FAQ for Contested Divorce Representation

What is a contested divorce?

A contested divorce is a type of divorce where the parties involved cannot agree on the terms of their divorce settlement. In such cases, a court will need to intervene to resolve any disputes.

Do I need a lawyer for my contested divorce?

It is highly recommended that you hire a lawyer for a contested divorce. A lawyer can help you navigate the legal process, protect your rights and interests, and ensure that you receive a fair settlement.

How long does a contested divorce take?

The length of a contested divorce can vary depending on several factors, such as the complexity of the case, the number of issues in dispute, and the court's schedule. Some contested divorces can take several months or even years to resolve.

What issues can be contested in a divorce?

Some common issues that can be contested in a divorce include child custody and visitation, child support, spousal support, property division, and debt allocation.

How is child custody determined in a contested divorce?

In a contested divorce, child custody is determined based on the best interests of the child. This involves considering several factors, such as the child's age, health, and relationship with each parent.

Can I still get a divorce if my spouse refuses to cooperate?

Yes, you can still get a divorce even if your spouse refuses to cooperate. However, the process may be more challenging and time-consuming. In some cases, you may need to go to court to obtain a divorce.

How much does it cost to hire a lawyer for a contested divorce?

The cost of hiring a lawyer for a contested divorce can vary depending on several factors, such as the lawyer's experience, the complexity of the case, and the amount of time needed to resolve the dispute. It is important to discuss fees and costs with your lawyer before hiring them.

Divorce lawyers in South Africa handle legal matters related to the dissolution of marriages and the associated legal issues such as spousal support, child custody, and division of assets. Divorce law in South Africa is primarily governed by the Divorce Act of 1979. This act provides the legal framework for divorce proceedings and the resolution of related matters. The Law Society of South Africa, along with its provincial branches, oversees and provides guidance to divorce lawyers. To find more information about divorce law and the Law Society of South Africa, you can visit the following links:

  1. Divorce Act:
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