Asked by Shehaam on 30-11-2021 12:12:27
Question posted in the Divorce Law category relating to Western Cape
I am currently in the process of divorcing my husband. We have been married for 16 years according to Islamic Law but we were never officially married in South African Law. This, however, makes the division if assets a bit difficult. Both of our names are on the house and home loan but he is refusing to divide the house and other assets. I am not looking for spousal support from him but I will expect maintenance for the kids. I would like to know how I can deal with this situation in a legal capacity because I have run out of ideas on how to reason with him. I have presented a few ideas to him but this was met with straight out refusal. I would like to explore whatever options I have in this situation so that I can avoid a very messy situation.
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