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We are married in community of properties,but before our I

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We are married in community of properties,but before our I was having a house, which I sold for us to have bigger house, a decision we took collectively.we buy the house then after in my wife's name. After few years I gave up my job for full time farming, out of this marriage no kids were born. But I am having kids before marriage with other woman.
JA: The Lawyer will need to help you with this. Have you consulted a lawyer yet?
Customer: Sorry Pearl, my story is not yet done. After a couple of yearsour relationship did turn in to a nightmare. My wife who stays with her three children in our home told me that she doesn't have affection for me anymore now few years, realized this long time ago but I tried to fix but it's still don't work., I suggest that we should failed for divorce, she didn't intend doing that. She was married before us. What stand me to do? I didn't consult a lawyer yet.
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Customer: We have used this house as security for theat agricultural bank loan. She's still paying for the house, lonn is still outstanding.
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Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: South Africa Law
Expert:  Freddie Lombard replied 5 months ago.

Hi there

Thank you for your question. I will try to assist you in answering it today but please feel free to ask as many follow up questions as you like until you are 100% satisfied.

If you are married in community of property then you only have one estate of which the nett value must be divided equally between you and her. Usually you will reach some sort of agreement as to how the assets will be divided and the debt paid but if no agreement can be reached, it happens that assets is sold to pay of the debt.

Once you have consulted an attorney he will assist you in drafting a summons and maybe even a settlement proposal to your wife.

I hope this answered your question but please let me know if you have any specific questions that you need me to answer.

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Expert:  Freddie Lombard replied 4 months ago.

Hi there,

I have noticed that you have not yet rated my service and consequently I am not sure if you still need help from me or if you are satisfied. Have I answered all your questions/concerns?

Please rate my service positively if you are satisfied.

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