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Family Law - FAQ

Family law deals with adoptions, divorces, child custody, emancipation and any other matters dealing with family relationships / legal disputes.

In an uncontested divorce, where all parties are in agreement to the dissolution of the marriage, a divorce can be finalized in as little as 4 weeks, depending on the availability of court dates. However, contested divorces and other circumstances may take much longer depending on whether the matter is ultimately settled or goes to trial for a decision to be made by a judge/magistrate.

The cost of a divorce depends on the complexity of the matter, as well as factoring in consultation and regional court fees. It is therefore best to contact your attorney for an estimate of the costs which you may expect to pay.

Yes, initiation of divorce proceedings is not gender specific or gender biased.

Yes, you will be required to finalise the divorce legally.