Asked by kittykat55 on 27-02-2021 11:08:43
Question posted in the Divorce Law category relating to Limpopo
I want to get a divorce as soon as we are done with debt review, my husband is a reckless spender and I want out before he can start wasting money again, but I do have some financial concerns. We have 2 children, one is his biological son and the other is my daughter from a previous relationship, her father has passed away and my husband has been in her life since she was 3, she is now 15.
Would he have to pay maintenance for her as well, even though he never legally adopted her?
His current net pay is about 24 000 per month, what is a reasonable amount to request in maintenance, once the debt review process is finished there will be a window where he has no debt. We don't own a house, we rent.
Could I request that he keep us on his medical aid?
Am I entitled to 50 % of his pension fund and how does that work, is it paid out to me once the divorce is granted, or do I have to wait until he retires and it pays out?
Thank you in advance.
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