The Online Divorce Steps
- STEP 1 - Complete the detailed divorce Questionnaire.
- STEP 2 - Pay R1000.00 (inclusive of VAT) to generate your divorce forms.
- STEP 3 - We will then generate your divorce documents online and email it to you so that you can finalise your divorce in court.
- Once you concluded Step 3 we will make your documentation available after checking for accuracy by our divorce specialists and email it to you for printing, we also include a step-by-step checklist for your convenience.
- Both you and your spouse will need to sign the Deed of Settlement also known as a Consent Paper as well as the Parenting Plan if you have children.
- Make the necessary copies of all documents.
- Go to Court to issue your Summons and annexures at the Registrar of court (we will inform you which court in your area you need to go to).
- Once the papers are issued at court, you will need to take the documents to the sheriff of the Court for service on the Defendant. Costs to serve the documents are approximately between R100 – R250. It is advisable that both you and your spouse go to the sheriff’s office to speed up the process, the sheriff can also serve the documents at the Defendants work or residence.
- Where there are minor children involved you will have to go to the Family Advocate in your area to endorse Parenting Plan.
- Count 10 (20 working days if your spouse lives outside the area of jurisdiction of the court) working days after the date of service on your spouse. Exclude the 1st day and include the last day, note Sundays, Saturdays and Public Holidays should not be included.
- Go back to Court (Registrar) and request a date for the hearing.
- Appear in court on that date given to you by the Registrar.
The above is a summary of the process. A comprehensive Step-by-Step Guide will be provided when you generate your documentation with detailed guidelines to conclude your divorce.
The forms that we will generate are:
- The iDivorce Step-by-Step guide, check-list and Procedures to follow.
- Where there are minor children Annexure A for the Family Advocate.
- Divorce statistics Form as required by the Department of Statistics.
- Combined Summons.
- Particulars of claim.
- Deed of Settlement / Consent Paper
- Comprehensive parenting plan if there are children involved.