Online Divorce


Meet your Attorney
David Martin Ogilvie Thompson LLB (NMMU), LLM (NMMU) A practicing Attorney with rights of appearance in the High Court of South Africa, based in the Cape Town litigation department and assisting with litigation at the Somerset West branch. Previously a Director of a firm in Port Elizabeth, David joined STBB in February 2017 as a Senior Associate in the litigation department, specializing in all aspects of General Litigation, including Corporate & Commercial Litigation, Property Litigation, Eviction Law, Insolvency Law, Admin Law and Contract Law. David also conducts research and Legal Updates for estate agents.
  1. You and your spouse must agree on the terms of your divorce (such as the division of assets, the payment of spousal maintenance, if any, and in matters where there are children born from the marriage, the care and contact arrangements of the children as well as the maintenance payable in respect of the children).

  2. You and/or your spouse must reside in the Western Cape or Gauteng or regard the Western Cape or Gauteng as your place of domicile.

  3. Both spouses must reside in South Africa.
The divorce process will take between 2 - 3 months to conclude from the date of receiving the signed settlement agreement.
For the online divorce we charge an all-inclusive fee of R20,000.00 (this includes disbursements such as advocate’s costs and sheriff’s fees).
Step 1
Complete the questionnaire, which records your personal information as well as the terms of your divorce. At the end of the questionnaire, you will have the option of recording any terms that were not catered for in the questionnaire.
Step 2
At the end of the questionnaire, upload a copy of your marriage certificate, an Antenuptial Contract (if you are married out of community of property), an identity document or passport, and proof of your residential address.
Step 3
After you submit the questionnaire you will be required to pay a deposit of R10,000.00. This will cover the cost of us opening a file for you, preparing your settlement agreement, and all attendances up until the point where you are provided with the settlement agreement.
Step 4
We will draft your settlement agreement, which will be sent to you via email. You have the option of deciding whether you want one of our professionals to phone you after you have received the settlement agreement in order to go over it with you.
Step 5
You and your spouse must sign the settlement agreement and return the original to our offices.
Step 6
The second payment (R10,000.00) will be required once the settlement agreement is signed and returned to our office.
Step 7
We will attend to all the procedural requirements necessary in order to set your matter down at Court and will inform you of the Court date.
Step 8
On the day of the divorce being finalised, we will accompany you to Court and explain exactly what needs to be done on the day. Should there be no minor children born from the marriage it will not be necessary to attend court, however, an affidavit will need to be filed to this effect. We will prepare this for you.
Step 9
Once we receive the Divorce Order from Court, we will provide you with a copy thereof. You can also choose for us to send the original certified copy to you via registered mail.