Question posted in the Divorce Law category relating to Mpumalanga
I got dirvoced 2018 September, we reconciled almost immediately, but the decree was issued, we carried on living as a normal married couple and bought a house together.
I wish to get out of the marriage permanently, does the decree still stand or I would need to file again?
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If you received a Court Order (sometimes called a decree of divorce) then you are divorced.
The fact that you have lived together after that does NOT revive the marriage. Also, it does not create any sort of common law marriage.
Therefore, factually, you are not married. You are divorced.
To answer your question, the decree of divorce remains. You are divorced. You do not need to file for divorce again.
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The house was then bought by the two of you, as individual people, 50/50 partnership. So you both own 50% of the house. You are simply co-owners of the property, just like you might buy a house with your sibling, or a friend. You are just co-owners of the property.
If you were still married, it would be a different story. But you're not married.
I hope that this helps?