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I have a problem, don't know what steps to take. Iv been
I have a problem, don't know what steps to take. Iv been with my partner for 2 years and we are married traditionally. He made me sell my car and resign. We stay together n no kids yet. Lobola was taken out. Im not happy and im emotionally being abused and being controlled badly. Im not even safe at all. Iv decided to leave the relationship before i get more hurt. What do i do? We bought the house and 3 cars after we got engaged n married traditionally!!! What are my options please help.... … read more
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My husband s from iZimbabwe we ha ve been staying together
My husband s from iZimbabwe we ha ve been staying together since 2004.we had two kids .First one is 11 now other one passed on in 2011.He went and pay lobola in 2011.Now we need a marriage certificate… read more
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I paid Lobola. She didn't move in. I coaxed and cajoled. I
I paid Lobola. She didn't move in. I coaxed and cajoled. I waited patiently. Nothing just excuses. So I hired a P.I. He found evidence that she was a prostitute and had been for many years. It was a h… read more
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I initiated the lobola process by paying lobola on the
Hi I initiated the lobola process by paying lobola on the first day, after that never went back to conclude the lobola process. I ended up breaking up with the woman months later. Does this mean I'm m… read more
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I need legal advise regarding the validity of Lobola and the
I need legal advise regarding the validity of Lobola and the effect it has in constituting a common law marriage, also what the implicat are if we have been seperated for 5yrs… read more
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Hi, my partner and I have been together for 18 years and living
Hi, my partner and I have been together for 18 years and living together for 8 years. We have two children and I am 6 months pregnant. He has paid lobola for me. I used to work but have since left my … read more
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i am going through a divorce with my husband of 14 years but
i am going through a divorce with my husband of 14 years but he filed for a divorce in 2010 but still leaving in the same house until early this year when he moved out. i recently had that he has paid… read more
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My ex-husband paid lobola and the traditional celebrations
My ex-husband paid lobola and the traditional celebrations to unite the two families was not done. We separated based on his infidelity. Is it a requirement that we should divorce officially in a Cour… read more
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I paid lobola for my wife and had a traditional wedding however
I paid lobola for my wife and had a traditional wedding however we did no sign. She filed for a divorce and the advice that I got is that her failure to register our marriage before she filed for divo… read more
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What %is my child entitled to when his father leaves job? Can
What %is my child entitled to when his father leaves job? Can I also claim that he last dumped me without marrying me? Can he still claim that I am his wife, with that signed paper without my name on?… read more
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Good morning, My partner paid lobola for me in 2009, although
Good morning, My partner paid lobola for me in 2009, although the total amount is not yet settled and will probably never be which is normal or accepted in our tradition. We are still together but not… read more
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Im married for six years on customary arrangement and want
I'm married for six years on customary arrangement and want out. I want to take all my stuff including my kids as i have a man who is a liar and have multiple affairs and on a number of occassions i'v… read more
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Customery Marriage In February 2007 my partner paid the
Customery Marriage In February 2007 my partner paid the 1st part of my lobola it was recorded on paper then on the 3rd October 2009 came back to pay balance and we had a massive celebration exchanging… read more
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Hi there, Im traditionally married (he paid LOBOLA but we
Hi there, Im traditionally married (he paid LOBOLA but we have not registered the marriage at the Home Affairs) to the father of my 3yr old baby boy. We have a property (house) registered under both o… read more
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I got married to my husband in Jan 2009, where he sent representatives
I got married to my husband in Jan 2009, where he sent representatives from his family, to my family to pay my bride price (lobola), we were both in Engalnd then. We then decided to come to SA to get … read more
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I am living with my husband for six years now.Marriage not
I am living with my "husband "for six years now.Marriage not registered only Lobola was paid. We have a bond in joint names and three children together.I want out of the relationship and he says nothi… read more
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Hi I am currently buying a house with my spouse whom i
Hi I am currently buying a house with my spouse whom i paid lobola for in 2008. The house is going to be in both our names. I also ahve a flat that i bougth in 2004 and i wanted to take an extra bond … read more
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A man in my employ - a south african citizen - wants to register
A man in my employ - a south african citizen - wants to register the birth of his two children (his youngest is 11 months and the elder 3), but is terrified to do so as his wife (married traditionally… read more
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