Shirné Grobler obtained both her BComm (Law) and LLB degrees from the University of Stellenbosch and completed her articles at STBB. She is an admitted Attorney, Notary Public and Conveyancer. She works in STBB's Cape Town litigation department, specializing in Family and Divorce Law. Shirné consults from our Cape Town and Blouberg office.

Thought of the Week | ONLINE DIVORCE AND FAMILY LAW A WIN-WIN

Although some divorce matters require extensive professional input and can take years to resolve, this is not the case for all matters. Not all marriages are the same and similarly, not all divorces are the same.

The purpose of the online-divorce service is to create a platform where you can amicably resolve and finalise your divorce electronically, as far as possible, at a fixed and all-inclusive amount of R9,000.00 (Nine Thousand Rand), but with the benefit of the professional oversight of one of our divorce/family law attorneys. In order to make use of our online divorce service, you and your spouse must discuss and agree on the terms of your divorce, such as the division of assets, the payment of spousal maintenance if any, 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. The second requirement is that you and/or your spouse must reside in the Western Cape or regard the Western Cape as your place of domicile. Your divorce will be finalised through the Cape Town High Court and the Plaintiff in the matter will be required to attend Court on the day of the divorce.

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