Our expert says:
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The accrual system is regulated in terms of Chapter 1 of the Matrimonial Property Act 88 of 1984. Where a party's estate accrued substantially during the subsistence of the marriage between the parties and has shown a greater accrual than that of the other party on dissolution of the marriage relationship, the party with the lesser acrual will acquire a claim against the other for an amount equal to one-half of the difference between the accrual of the parties’ respective estates.
Your husband still has to pay maintenance until the children is self supporting and you may be able to claim rehabilitative maintenance from him until you find a job. It is not true that debts must be paid first before the divorce can take place.
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