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Posted by: Alex | 2010/09/22

Divorce

Hi there

My friend has been separated from his wife for over 2 years now and wants to get a divorce. The problem is he lives in South Africa (he is an SA citizen) and she is living in the UK (A UK citizen). He does not have the money to go and hunt her down there to do this so how does he get a divorce here in South Africa?

She has also in the intro been in another relationship with someone else and has a baby with that partner. He has tried to contact her but she has now moved and the only relative she has always ends the call when he or any of his relatives call.

How can he get divorced if he lives here and can not get hold of her?


What can he do?

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He can get divorced in SA by ussuing Summons and serving same through a process of edictal citation. That means that the court will be asked for permission to serve the Summons on the spouse by serving on a next of kin in the UK.

Bertus Preller
Family Law Attorney
Abrahams and Gross
www.divorceattorney.co.za
bertus@divorceattorney.co.za

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Posted by: family law expert | 2010/09/24

He can get divorced in SA by ussuing Summons and serving same through a process of edictal citation. That means that the court will be asked for permission to serve the Summons on the spouse by serving on a next of kin in the UK.

Bertus Preller
Family Law Attorney
Abrahams and Gross
www.divorceattorney.co.za
bertus@divorceattorney.co.za

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