Hi there, my husband (British citizen) and I (duel South African/British citizenship) got married in Sout Africa in 1998; we lived in the UK until 2011, after which we moved to Australia, we separated last year at the end of July (2011). The split was amicable (although very sad), and we don't have children. He has a few properties, but I am only interested in half of the one we both together, I don't think he will have any problems with that. I need to start divorce proceedings, but don't know where to start. Please advice. Kind regards Stephanie
What does in community of property mean?
But I don't want anything else but a share of the house we bought together, does this make any difference, or its gets split in two and we can then deal with it afterwards? I have no intention of taking half of all his things
The split is my fault, and he helped me out through my studies etc. so in truth it is the least I can do
That's great, what do I do next, I am not going to be in South Africa for at least a year. Yes, the property is both our names
No, it won't be contested
Sorry, misread your question
Permanently reside...he is in the UK, and I am in Australia for another 3 years
If I visited home (SA), can I do it there?
Without him being present?
Do both of us have to be in the country?
How does the summons process work?
How do I get a summons served?
Who drafts the summons?
Would I need to get a laywer in South Africa to do that?
In the UK you have to have been separated for at least 1 year when you apply for a divorce, does the fact that we got married in SA change that for our situation?
That's good. I will get a lawyer to draft up the summons, thank you very much for the advice. Have a good day
Advocate of the High Court of South Africa
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