What is a Divorce Paper?
A divorce decree is a court document that is a final judgment from a divorce court. It contains information about your case including spousal support, child support, custody, visitation, property division, and other information.
Where Can I Get Divorce Papers In South Africa?
Visit the High Court or a Family Court in your area. Ask a clerk for help with a summons, which will have the reasons for your divorce, personal details, and details on custody of children and property.
You will need to make copies and issue the documents to the clerk. He/she will sign it and give a reference number.
How do I get a copy of my divorce papers in South Africa?
Final divorce decrees filed in South Africa cannot be requested from the Department of Home Affairs. A divorce decree can only be obtained directly from the Court where the divorce was filed. Names and ID numbers of the plaintiff and defendant.
How much is a divorce certificate in South Africa?
|Divorce decree with case number
|Divorce decree without case number
|Settlement Agreement (if exists in file)
|Included in above
How long does it take to get a divorce decree in South Africa?
around one to two weeks
Usually, it takes around one to two weeks to obtain a divorce decree from a South African High Court, by legal application. That said, without information such as the case number, the exact date of the divorce, ID numbers of the parties, etc., it could take longer.
How long does an online divorce take in South Africa?
It can be finalized within 4 weeks. If a divorce is contested it may take between 2 – 3 years, but most contested divorces do settle long before they go on trial.
A civil marriage and customary marriage need to be dissolved by a court. Note: A default divorce is similar to an uncontested/unopposed divorce.