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Unopposed Divorce


The decision to get divorced is never an easy one. We aim to make the legal process severing the relationship with your spouse as quick, painless and cost-effective as possible. We are with you every step of the way.


It is rare that divorces in Pietermaritzburg go to trial, so the sooner you and your spouse agree on the main issues to be settled, the quicker the matter will be finalised and the less costly and emotionally draining your divorce will be.


Contemplating a divorce, a legal process that effectively means the end of what might be many years of marriage, will no doubt be a traumatic and stressful decision. Your main concerns will include the implications, legal and otherwise, of a divorce. These include:


Financial effects


The major financial implication of divorce is the division of assets and debts between the two parties, which depends on whether you are married in Community of Property or if there is an Ante Nuptial Contract.


Family effects


A divorce, no matter how amicable, impacts dramatically on any family. If the couple have children, especially of a minor age, the parents need to consider which parent is best able to provide a stable and safe home for them, when the other parent will spend time with the child (if a minor) and how the child will be financially supported.


The benefits


A divorce may provide certain benefits to the parties involved and also to the family as a whole. Some of these benefits are deeply personal, including allowing the spouses and children to leave a relationship that is damaging (physically, emotionally and/or psychologically) or dysfunctional.


Fully understanding the legal implications of a divorce can only be accomplished through consultation with an experienced attorney, so please give us a call to see how we can assist you.


Divorce Contact

Our Offices



132 Roberts Road, Pietermaritzburg

Office Hours


Mon-Thu: 8:00- 17:00