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I would like to know if there are any laws regarding the

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I would like to know if there are any laws regarding the length of time a marraige has been in complete separation?
JA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?
Customer: Well, this is south african law, there would be no difference between areas
JA: Has anything been filed or reported?
Customer: No, nothing has been filed or reported, but it has been in complete separation for 6 years
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: nope, thats all ok! thanks you

Hi I'm Freddie,

Welcome to Just Answer. Thank you for your question. I am reviewing it now and will post a reply here ASAP.


What is it that you want to know?

Do you mean to ask whether a marriage will sort of automatically be dissolved after a specific period of time?

If so, then the answer is no. A marriage can be dissolved in one of three ways:

1. Death;

2. Divorce

3. Annulment.

Death is obvious. Both divorce and annulment requires an order from a Court.

I hope this answered your question.

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Customer: replied 18 days ago.
Thanks and I'll certainly rate you. Is there anything in terms of annulment covered with separation and completely separate lives?

No, for a marriage to be annulled, it is considered to be invalid, in other words, as if the parties never got married.

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