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Our Process / Costing






Was R15000

Now R7 500

We do start to finish divorces which entails:

  • Taking instructions (First Consult)
  • Drawing up the Summons and Particulars of the claim
  • Issuing in court and getting a case number
  • Attend to service of Summons on the Defendant
  • Negotiating the division of the marital estate (1 X Round Table Discussion)
  • Draft the Settlement agreement
  • We set the matter down for Trail
  • 1 X Court appearance to get the Decree of Divorce
  • If minors are involved, we do the Family Advocate endorsement to ensure the best interest of the minor children. (Draft the Parental Plan and do the Family Advocate interviews and have this made an order of court) R990.00 if we have minors.

WAS R15 000

NOW R7 500

consult fees: Was R1990 now R990


The divorce process in South Africa is rather uncomplicated, yet the financial and emotional consequences can be devastating without the correct guidance.

A divorce action is instituted by the issuing of a summons. You can divorce in either the Regional Court of the Magistrate Court having jurisdiction in your area or in the High Court. To start the divorce process, you need to serve a Summons. A divorce summons is unique in that it must be served personally on the defendant by the sheriff of the court.

A court has jurisdiction in a divorce action if one or both parties are domiciled in the area of jurisdiction of the court on the date on which the action is instituted or you or your spouse are ordinarily resident in South Africa for a period of not less than one year immediately prior to that date.

There are typically two types of divorces, the contested or opposed divorce and the uncontested or unopposed. The latter type of divorce is the best and most cost effective for all parties concerned. An uncontested divorce can be finalized in as little as 4 weeks. If a divorce is contested it may take between 2 – 3 years, but most contested divorces do settle long before they go on trial.

In South Africa, the marital regime of the parties determines how the assets will be divided upon dissolution of the marriage. In South Africa, we have a ‘no fault’ system of divorce, meaning that a divorce will be granted if one of the parties believes that there has been an ‘irretrievable breakdown of the marriage relationship’ and that there are no reasonable prospects of restoring it. Therefore, a marriage can be dissolved even if one of the parties does not wish to get divorced.

Civil marriages, civil unions and those religious marriages conducted by registered marriage officers can only be dissolved by order of the court. The spouse wishing to end the marriage must issue a summons against the other spouse, stating that the relationship has broken down, that there is no reasonable prospect of restoring the relationship and which matrimonial property regime governs the marriage. The summons must make provision for the division of the estate, either stating that the parties have entered into a prior agreement or asking the court to divide the joint estate or enforce the provisions of the ANC. Parties must also set out what the arrangements are with regards to any children born or adopted during the marriage.


Usually where children are involved or where there are substantial assets, retirement annuities or pension funds, it is advisable to seek the assistance of an attorney with family law experience. We draft a comprehensive settlement agreement and parenting plan which must be endorsed by the Family Advocate to ensure that the best interests of the minor children are realised upon dissolution of the marriage. Going back to court after a divorce was granted to rectify mistakes made by you or an inexperienced legal practitioner in a settlement agreement can be rather costly.


The contested divorce process is rather complicated and requires expert legal knowledge and negotiation skills. The process is as follows:

  • pleadings
  • application for and set down of trial date
  • discovery of documents
  • further discovery and particulars
  • pre-trial conference
  • trial
  • judgment

What people say about us

Pieter Swart, Age 29 years old, Umhlanga, Durban Reddy Attorneys were very professional and knowledgeable with my divorce matter. I wish I've found them sooner, that would have save me a lot of time and money. Yugendree worked on my case and in few weeks, he was up to speed and had a winning strategy. The opposing counsel was very aggressive but Yugendree was very knowledgeable, confident and objective. I strongly recommend him and his firm.
Kevin Chinsamy, Age 41 years old, Bluff, Durban I could not have asked for a more supportive, thorough and professional experience during a very difficult family court experience. If you are searching for a family law attorney, you are undoubtedly in the midst of choices you never prepared for or thought you would have to make. Throughout my experience from initial phone call through the literal final day in court, I felt well taken care of and I was confident the best interest of my children was always at the forefront of the case. Yugendree instilled in me the trust that helped me have the courage to move forward. I am eternally grateful for not only the legal expertise, but the care of my family.
- Kevin
Sipho Mdladla, Age 56 years old, Kwamashu, Durban I don’t know where to begin to express my sincere gratitude for having such a professional team of people helping me get through one of the most difficult life changing events. Reddy Attorneys got me over the finish line. I learned so much about myself from the counsel of these professional attorneys. What’s more is that they knew I had a very challenging X to deal with. Whenever my anxiety got the best of me after talking to Yugendree I always felt comforted knowing that they were looking out for my best interest. I would highly recommend this law firm to anyone who needs a good family law attorney!
- Sipho
Cynthia Mhlope, Age 37 years old, Durban North, Durban Reddy Attorneys are well-qualified for all family law matters. Yugendree Reddy is extremely knowledgeable in family law. I found his tutorials both informative and easy-to-read, in language we can all understand. Yugendree and his office staff are professional and are timely in following up on inquiries. Reddy Attorneys uses a methodical process to evaluate your case. Their success rate is high, due in great part to their planning and strategy process. I highly recommend Reddy Attorneys.
- Cynthia