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Mar 22
2011

Online Divorce through the Regional Courts in South Africa

Posted by Bertus in Wynberg , Worcester , Wepener and Zastron Kroonstad , Wellington and Wolseley. , Viljoenskroon and Vredefort. , Umtata , Tulbagh , Tsomo and Willowvale (Gatyana) , Tsolo , Trompsburg , Thaba Nchu , Tabankulu , Strand , Stellenbosch , Somerset West , Smithfield , Sasolburg , Rouxville , Robertson and Swellendam. , Reddersburg , Qumbu , queenstown , Port St Johns (Umzimvubu) , Port Elizabeth , Phillipi and Simon’s Town. , Philippolis , Petrusburg , Parys , Paarl , Oudtshoorn , online divorce , Nqamakwe , Ngqeleni , new seat of civil divorce courts , Murraysburg and Prince Albert. , Mqanduli , Mount Frere (Kwabacha) , Mount Fletcher , Mount Ayliff (Maxesibeni) , Montagu , Matatiele , Marquard , Maclear , Lusikisiki , Libode , Laingsburg , Ladybrand , Ladismith , Koppies , Koffirfontein , king william’s town , Kentani (Centane) , johannesburg , Jagersfontein , Jacobsdal , Idutywa , Hermanus , Heilbron , grahamstown , Grabouw , Flagstaff (Siphaqeni) , Fauresmith , family courts , Excelsior , Engcobo , Elliotdale (Xhora) , Elliot , edivorce , Edenburg , East London , divorce randburg , divorce procedure , divorce laws , divorce johannesburg , divorce forms , divorce easy , divorce durban , divorce courts south africa , divorce courts , divorce attorneys , divorce attorney cape town , Dewetsdorp , Clocolan , Ceres , Calitzdorp , Caledon , Butterworth (Gcuwa) , Bredasdorp , Brandfort , Botshabelo , Boshof , Bonnievale , Bloemfontein , Bizana , Bethulie , Beaufort West , Athlone

Bertus

The Department of Justice and Constitutional Development has amended the Magistrate's Courts Act of 1944 giving powers to Regional Courts to now deal with divorce cases as well. President Jacob Zuma announced the commencement of the Jurisdiction of Regional Courts Amendment Act which came into effect on 9th August 2010, the National Woman's Day. The Regional Courts were established in 1952 to deal with divorces, serious criminal offences and mete out harsher penalties. The amendments increase access to justice to members of the public, in particular, women and children who go to courts daily for the resolution of family related disputes relating to divorce; maintenance; adoption; and matters relating to custody of minor children.

Mar 31
2010

Divorce Lawyer explains about Warrant of Arrest in Domestic Violence

Posted by divorceforms in legal seperation , legal divorce , get divorce , free divorce , family law , divorces , divorced , divorce procedure , divorce papers , divorce lawyer , divorce forms , divorce attorneys

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Mar 07
2010

Domestic Violence

Posted by Bertus in restraining order , infidelity , edivorce , domestic violence , divorce third party , divorce procedure , divorce online , divorce forms , divorce claim , divorce attorney , divorce action , damages , children divorce , adultery

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What is Domestic Violence?

Domestic violence is aggression or violence that happens in the home. In most cases, the violence is carried out by a man against a woman, although not always.

It can happen in any family and in all kinds of homes and includes:

According to the Domestic Violence Act 116 of 1998, domestic violence" means-

- physical abuse;
- sexual abuse;
- emotional, verbal and psychological abuse;
- economic abuse;
- intimidation;
- harassment;
- stalking;
- damage to property;
- entry into the complainant's residence without consent, where the parties do not share the same
  residence; or
- any other controlling or abusive behaviour towards a complainant.

How to get a restraining order:
Step 1

Note all the incidents of domestic violence committed to you or your children on paper. Be clear with dates and times.
Obtain all relevant details of the person whom you want to be protected against, e.g. his/her home and work address and identity number etc.

Step 2
Go to the Domestic Violence Court closes to you. The Clerk of the Court will hand you a document to complete. The document is referred to as an "Application for Protection Order". Use the information you gathered in Step 1 and complete in the document. The document is an affidavit so be sure that what you say is true and correct.

After you have filled in the Application for Protection Order document, the Clerk of the Court will take the completed documents to a Magistrate who would read through it and ask you a couple of questions. The Magistrate will then either:

(a) dismiss your application if there is no evidence that domestic violence is taking place;
(b) grant an Interim Protection Order in your favour which will be finalised on a date provided by the Court where the Respondent will have a chance to give his / her side of the story; or

(c) postpone the matter without granting an Interim Protection Order and provide a date when the Respondent will get a chance to give his / her side of the story.

It is important to note that an Interim Protection Order has no force until it is served on the Respondent.
Step 3

The Respondent has to be informed about the application and the return date. The Clerk of the Court will give you the necessary documents to deliver at a Police Station or sheriff's office in order to serve it on the Respondent.
If the Respondent commits any act of domestic violence towards you, after the order was granted report the matter immediately to the Police and if there is no Interim Protection in place yet, go and report it to the Domestic Violence Court in order to get an order.

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Mar 02
2010

Adultery and Divorce

Posted by Bertus in mistress , infidelity , edivorce , divorce third party , divorce procedure , divorce online , divorce forms , divorce claim , divorce attorney , divorce action , divorce , damages , adultery

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Adultery may be defined as extramarital sex that wilfully and maliciously interferes with marriage relations which renders the irretrievable breakdown of the marriage relationship. It is often cited as grounds for divorce. In our law, both the married person and the lover will be regarded as adulterers.

Feb 23
2010

Divorce Online with Divorce Forms : Maintenance and Child Support after divorce

Posted by divorceforms in lawyers , divorces , divorce settlement agreement , divorce procedure , divorce papers , divorce lawyers , divorce forms , divorce , attorneys , attorneys , annulment , adultery

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