Can I get a copy of my divorce decree online in South Africa?
Divorce decrees for South Africa are NOT available online. Divorce decrees have to be obtained from the court where the divorce was finalised, which can be a tedious process.
Where can I get a copy of my divorce certificate in South Africa?
Final divorce decrees filed in South Africa cannot be requested from the Department of Home Affairs. This must be obtained directly from the Court where the divorce was filed in South Africa.
Can I reopen my divorce settlement?
It is possible to reopen a divorce financial settlement, but extremely rare. However, a precedent set during the case of Barder vs Barder (1987) means that a court may allow a financial settlement to be reopened if something later happens that alters the principle on which the original consent order was made.
What happens divorce default?
A divorce by default occurs when the person who files for divorce does not receive a timely response from the other spouse. You can’t take back or rescind the divorce once the courts have finalized it, even if the defendant never received the petition and did not know a spouse filed for divorce.