The key to a speedy and cost-effective divorce is understanding the process. Many people end up spending more time and money than they need to because they received bad advice.
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There are two ways to proceed with a divorce, namely:
- Uncontested Divorce is a divorce where the parties have agreed on all relevant terms of the divorce.
- Contested Divorce is a divorce where the parties are unable to agree on the terms of the divorce. The Court is then asked to make a decision.
An uncontested divorce is much cheaper and quicker than a contested divorce.
The issues generally involved in divorce proceedings are:
- Division of Assets and Liabilities
- Maintenance for the Parties
- Parental Rights and Responsibilities, such as: Contact; Primary Place of Residence of the Minor Children; Maintenance for the Minor Children; Guardianship and
The Services Offered by Vermeulen Attorneys
Our divorce lawyers are able to assist clients with all aspects involved in the divorce process, including:
- Assessment of their situation and advising them with respect to the way forward
- Drafting a Settlement Agreement for signature by the parties
- Liaising with their spouse and negotiating the terms of the divorce
- Drafting of Divorce Summons
- Approaching Courts related to the divorce, such as the Maintenance Court and the Children’s Court
- Applying for and obtaining a Rule 43 or Rule 58 Interim Order
- Referring a Settlement Agreement to the office of the Family Advocate for endorsement
- Applying for and obtaining a Protection Order
- Assisting the parties to engage and appoint a mediator
- Appearance at Court for the Divorce Hearing
- Division of Pension Benefits
- Variation of Divorce Orders
- Our clients have peace of mind knowing that their divorce is dealt with by a specialist divorce lawyer.
- We are quick and competent divorce lawyers with a transparent fee structure.
- Our divorce attorneys have streamlined processes to eliminate those issues which cause delay, frustration, and unnecessary costs in divorce, thereby ensuring that our clients achieve a quick and cost-effective resolution to their divorce.