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The Cost of Divorce in South Africa

Divorces

In South Africa, should spouses not wish to be married any longer, they have the option to dissolve their marriage relationship by a divorce in the form of an order granted by a court.

Domestic Partnerships and Intestate Succession

So what is a domestic partnership and what is intestate succession?

For the purposes of this article, a domestic partnership is when two heterosexual partners live together as if they are married yet are not and intestate succession is the legal rules pertaining to how an individual inherits when there is no living will in place.

Surrogacy in South Africa

 

What is it and how does it work in South Africa?

 

Surrogacy is a term used for a woman who carries a baby on behalf of the future parents who may not be able to for various reasons.

Surrogacy in South Africa only became regulated in June 2007 when the Children’s Act, Act 38 of 2005 came into effect.

Which Court do I use and why?

Different Courts

In the South African judicial system there are various courts which have different mandates and different jurisdictions or the “righs to hear a certain kind of case.”

South Africa’s courts encompass Small Claims Courts; Magistrates Courts, which comprise of Regional and District courts; High Courts; the Supreme Court of Appeal and the Constitutional Court to name only a few of the main courts.

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