Legal Clinic: I’m ready to file for divorce but...

Divorce gavel

I am unable to get a copy of the affidavit and would like to divorce her officially

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What you need to know:

  • First, is to emphasise the legal definition of marriage in accordance with Section 3 (1) of the Marriage Act.
  • It is as a voluntary union of a man and woman, in a monogamous or polygamous relationship that is registrable at the state law office. Upon registration, the union binds the formerly unattached pair into husband and wife.
  • This does not in any way make lesser society perspectives, of what constitutes marriage.
  • Many communities culturally consider man and woman who stay together as husband and wife, if at all a pre-stay-together process was conducted paving way for negotiations and consensus to recognise the particular pair as so.

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