Divorce proceedings cannot be instigated unless you have been married at least one year.
There is only one ground for divorcing your spouse, namely that there has been an irretrievable breakdown in your marriage. This is proven by relying on one of five ‘facts’, namely:
- Your spouse committed adultery and you therefore find it intolerable to live with him/her;
- Your spouse behaved unreasonably to the extent that you cannot be expected to live with him/her;
- Your spouse deserted you and two years have passed since the desertion;
- You have been separated for two years and your spouse consents to the divorce;
- You have been separated for five years.
We understand the contemplation of divorce proceedings can be a very difficult time. Our sensitive and logical approach will not go unnoticed and ease you in taking this step. Alternatively, we also assist spouses against whom divorce proceedings have been instigated.