Getting divorced can be overwhelming. From a cost and expediency point of view, it is generally advantageous for the parties to settle the divorce amicably if at all possible.
Before doing so, it is advisable for the parties to consult a legal practitioner to obtain advice. For example, parties need to understand which court has jurisdiction to hear the divorce and what proprietary consequences apply. They require guidance on maintenance payable by a party to his/her spouse for personal maintenance and maintenance for children born of the marriage, as well as the principles applicable to the arrangements regarding any minor children.
Once the parties have clarity on these aspects, a relatively simple process is followed to get divorced:
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