At Divorce Legal we can assist you with uncontested divorces
in a simple and cost-effective way.

In most cases the process is finalised within 6 weeks, depending on the availability of the court.

A divorce is usually categorised as either contested or uncontested. For a divorce to be considered uncontested divorce the following items need to have been discussed and agreed upon:

  • The parties have agreed upon a divorce.
  • The parties have agreed on how to divide their assets.
  • If there are minor children involved, the parties have decided:
    • With which parent the children will live,
    • Access to the children,
    • Maintenance and medical expenses.

If you are seeking a contested divorce, Divorce Legal can refer you to a law firm that will be able to attend to your divorce.

In South Africa the divorce process is uncomplicated. Divorces can be lodged in the High Courts of South Africa or the Regional Court of the Magistrates Court that has jurisdiction over your area. A court may grant a decree of divorce on the ground of the irretrievable breakdown of a marriage if it is satisfied that the marriage relationship between the parties to the marriage has reached such a state of disintegration that there is no reasonable prospect of a normal marriage relationship between them or on the ground of the mental illness of the defendant.

Divorce Legal will assist you by initiating the process once you have registered and completed the questionnaire online and made payment. Once we receive your payment we will draft the documents to be reviewed and signed by the parties involved. You will receive a step-by-step guide on where to sign the documents. This includes a comprehensive document detailing the process of divorce – see a summary of the process below.

A Summary of the Divorce Process

  • Divorce Legal will draw up the documents to be signed by both parties.
  • Divorce Legal will issue the summons and annexes at the court.
  • The Registrar of the court will open a file, stamp the documents and allocate a case number.
  • Divorce Legal will courier the original documents to you together with a step-by-step guide where after you will arrange with the Sheriff in the area to serve the documents on the defendant personally. You will pay the Sheriff’s fee of approximately R150 to R250 and courier the original documents together with the Sheriff’s return of service to Divorce Legal.
  • If there are minor children involved, the parenting plan will also be endorsed by the office of the Family Advocate.
  • The parties will wait for a period of 10 to 20 days depending on the parties’ jurisdiction where after Divorce Legal will obtain a date for the hearing of the matter.
  • Divorce Legal will submit to the court a notice of a set down together with the documents and notify the parties of the date of the hearing
  • On the date of the hearing, the plaintiff will appear personally in court, without legal representation, before the judge or magistrate to conclude the divorce
  • Divorce Legal will uplift the divorce order in the event that the court grants a decree of divorce approximately 2 weeks after the hearing
  • Divorce Legal will deliver the divorce order to the parties
Easy To Apply

It’s a very simple process. All you have to do is register as a user on our website, complete the questionnaire, upload the required documents and make the payment.

Online System

You won’t be kept in the dark. Once you’ve made payment, you will be able to log onto our website and effortlessly track the progress of your divorce process.

Minimally Invasive Divorce

We understand that a divorce is a difficult emotional time. Divorce Legal is here to assist you the whole way and to make the divorce process as easy as possible.


At Divorce Legal our highly qualified professionals apply a wealth of experience in order to assist our clients in
getting their divorce proceedings finalised as quickly and painlessly as possible.

Our team members’ skills complement each others, making them not only work well together, but achieve amazing results. This is the team you want in your corner.

They will be supportive while efficiently guiding you through the process, at a fraction of the average legal costs of other legal firms. And the best part? Successful results. Every time.


Our dedicated team of professionals has years of experience and will handle your divorce with the necessary efficiency and empathy.

Tanya Griffiths Tanya Griffiths

Tanya is a qualified attorney, conveyancer and notary and has more than 16 years’ experience in the legal industry.

Whitney Boitshoko Setswe Whitney Boitshoko Setswe

Whitney holds an LLB degree and has 5 years’ experience in the legal industry.


We've facilitated countless successful divorces. Read below what some of our happy clients have to say.

I received professional service and will definitely refer you to my friends and family.

Yolanda Lemmer Yolanda Lemmer
- Client

Thank you for the excellent service and fantastic support throughout my matter.

Alma Michau Alma Michau
- Client