In South Africa both the High Court and the Regional Magistrate’s Court deal with divorce litigation. Both courts have similar procedures which need to be followed prior to a matter going to trial. Divorce proceedings are commenced when one of the parties serves a summons on the other party, setting out their claim, which can include, over and above a decree of divorce, things such as spousal maintenance, child maintenance, care of and contact with minor children, division of assets, etc.
Whilst we do our utmost, throughout proceedings, to make attempts to settle divorces through negotiation and mediation, where this is not possible, we will deal with the court processes and procedures on your behalf.
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