Asked by Susara
on 27-11-2019 22:33:33
Question posted in the Divorce Law
category relating to Western Cape
Question value: R 0.00
Divorce proceedings started over 2 years ago. We have 2 minor children. We have been back and forth between lawyers and family advocate about the property and the care of our children.
Documents and evidence of abuse were supplied to the FA, yet a decision can't be made by the FA about the care of the children due to the fact that an agreement about the property haven't been made. My understanding is that the FA is supposed to look at what's in the best interest of the children?
I've made numerous proposals and offers regarding the property which the defendant has turned down every time and haven't made one counteroffer. I've been financially dependent on the defendant and I still am but he's cut me off financially. We still stay in the same house.
My lawyer has been paid R12000 yet I am doing all the work and research. I have not been given advice as to my rights, about what process to follow or what I am entitled to. All emails sent to lawyers basically gets used in my own wording to the defendant's lawyer.
What are my rights and what can I do to speed up the process?
Does gifts received during the marriage and items inherited form part of the estate?
I'd appreciate your advice as to what I can do.
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