Do you need a divorce lawyer in Ggeberha? Greyvensteins Incorporated will assist you with your contested or uncontested divorce. Our experienced divorce attorneys can guide, advise and support you through a contested divorce, which can become very complicated when there are minor children or valuable estates involved. Our expert skills and experience in Estate Planning, Property Transfers, Wealth Management and Family Law provide the support you need to ensure a just outcome.
Spousal maintenance in South Africa
Can a divorced spouse claim maintenance in South Africa?
Spousal maintenance is money paid by one spouse to another following a divorce. As a general principle in South African law, neither spouse has a legal right to spousal maintenance after divorce. The courts do, however, have discretionary power to award spousal maintenance and may look at the following criteria when deciding to grant alimony in South Africa, and how much that spousal maintenance will be.
- Their standards of living before the divorce
- The duration of the marriage
- The spouses’ respective earning capacities
- Their financial needs and obligations
- The existing and prospective means
- Each spouse’s conduct concerning the breakdown of the marriage
- The parties’ages
- Any other factor, which in the court’s opinion should be taken into account
It is best to contact a divorce lawyer to help you ensure that you get just results from your divorce settlement. Greyvensteins Incorporated is here to help you with any divorce and maintenance issues in Gqeberha, Cape Town of Johannesburg. We are also experienced with Property Transfers and Estate Planning and have qualified Notaries and Conveyancers.