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Where Can I Download Free Divorce Papers In South Africa?

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If you have a look at this site you will be able to find lots of legal forms that you can download for free, including divorce papers that are to be used in South Africa: http://www.yourfreelegalforms.com/item_606/Divorce-Agreement.html.

The divorce process in South Africa depends on whether the marriage is a customary marriage or a civil marriage.  Civil marriages are dissolved in accordance with the procedures and rules that are set out in the Divorce Act, whereas marriages that took place under the terms of African customary law are dissolved using the same procedure but some of the consequences are dictated by tradition and custom.

In either case, once the marriage has been legally ended, both parties are free to marry again.

When any couple goes through the process of divorce in South Africa, there are a number of things that need to be addressed. These include custody of any children; access to the children by the parent who does not have custody; maintenance; and the division of any property. These issues will have to be resolved before a divorce is granted.

If there are problems with coming to agreements over these matters, there are agencies that can help, such as a Family Advocate who will help with any issues over the children. If the parents cannot come to a decision that is in the best interests of the children, then ultimately the court will make the decision, often on the advice of the Family Advocate. If proceedings are taking longer than usual, perhaps because of disputes between the two parties, an interim custody can be granted so that the children have some stability while the case continues.

After custody has been settled, access and maintenance need to be resolved, as does dividing up any property.

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