Financial mistakes to avoid in divorce

If you don’t fully understand your rights you may financially compromise yourself. Image: Shutterstock Setting emotions aside during divorce proceedings is easier said than done. Making key decisions when you are hurt, angry, sad and stressed is never ideal as it will have long-term financial consequences. Here are some financial mistakes to avoid when going […]

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Online applications in the pipeline for protection orders, divorces: Lamola

The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed some silver linings. Justice minister Ronald Lamola announces steps to make it easier to secure uncontested divorces, protection orders and maintenance orders, and measures to increase the fight against domestic violence. Reprinted from Dispatch Live, By Andisiwe Makinana – 2020-07-23 New laws will provide for online applications for uncontested divorces, child […]

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Want a friendly divorce?

You may have to wait till at least May, due to the novel coronavirus Source: Business Insider SA  Mar 19, 2020, 06:22 AM South African courts at all levels are imposing restrictions to comply with the call for social distancing in the face of the novel coronavirus. At magistrate’s courts, that means non-urgent matters are […]

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January, divorce month

Why do more couples decide to end their marriage in January than in any other month? New year, fresh start? This article, reprinted from News 24, examines the phenomenon. JANUARY is famously known worldwide, including here in South Africa, as the “divorce month”. Most likely thanks to the festive season, many unhappy husbands and wives […]

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Online divorce – beware the pitfalls

Online or DIY divorce may look cheap – but could cost you dearly in the long run Google “online divorce” or “DIY divorce” and you will be overwhelmed with results. It’s made out to be as easy as buying tickets to a show, and almost as cheap. It may be easy, but it’s not that […]

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