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1. What is a Divorce Decree?
The final decree or decree of divorce represents the outcome of a divorce action. Signed by the presiding judge, the decree lists the parties involved, as well as the decisions taken in the case over child custody, the division of assets, and other matters.
2. What is a Divorce Settlement Agreement?
A divorce settlement agreement is a agreements reached between divorcing (or separating) spouses as to child custody, child support, alimony (also referred to as “spousal support” or “maintenance”), and the division of property.
3. Where does one obtain your Divorce Decree?
You have to apply to the court where you got divorced and and specifically to the filing room. In most cases divorce cases from 1996 will be at the specific High Court and cases before 1996 will be in the archives. Where cases are in the archives the file has to be ordered which can take several weeks.
4. What will you need to obtain my Divorce Decree?
You will need your case no which is a combination of a reference number and he year of the divorce Example: A1234/2017
If you do not have the case number you can search for the case number on the court rolls which will be a tedious task taking you hours and up to days.
5. How is a Divorce Order issued?
There are two ways of issuing namely one from the file if available or the order must be retyped. If you don't know your way around this can be tedious, time consuming and fruitless.
6. Can Divorce Decrees be Attested and Apostilled for use outside of SA?
Divorce Decrees can be Attested or Apostilled but it must be done at the relevant High Court.