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My divorce when smoothly with no hassle, thank you so much for assisting in getting the documentation completed and ready on time.
* L Botha *
Rated their experience 9/10
Dear Alitia and the team Words can't fully express my gratitude for your assistance. All is in order and thank you for the directive as to what steps to take going forward. I will update you of the progress. Kind regards Dr J
* Dr. J *
Rated their experience 10/10
With the clear instructions and comprehensive documentation pack from Diylaw, it was quite simple to get the divorce we wanted without it costing a fortune.
* Cheryl *
Rated their experience 10/10
From the very beginning of contacting diylaw, the whole process ran smoothly and quickly. Support was excellent and my queries were dealt with in a friendly and professional manner. Thank you for your outstanding service.
* Anonymous *
Rated their experience 9/10
I thank Riaan from DIY big time as my procedure was quick no hick cups and no stress. I followed the instructions as given which are clear and it was easy. Money well spent and it is worth ever cent. Good to see that someone still cares I can highly recommend them. Thanks
* Brian *
Rated their experience 10/10
Good morning Thank you so much for the follow up. The divorce went through without a single glitch. Your step by step guide is excellent. The marriage was successfully dissolved on the 29th of September 2022, the divorce decree should be ready by now but I will only collect it at the end of this month. Once again thank you for your help. Regards Wandile
* Wandile *
Rated their experience 9/10

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Frequently Asked Questions

I am married out of community of property and my wife is claiming maintenance. We have no children together, no assets or liabilities, and she has always worked, and I have never paid maintenance to her. I live in Mozambique, and do not have a South African bank account, but her attorneys are demanding information regarding my status in Mozambique, including a list of my assets, etc. Please advise what your charge would be to attend to this matter. We were previously with another attorney, but they withdrew from this case with no prior notice, and we believe that there is a court ruling to pay maintenance, which we were not aware of until this month.
Ian, This is not a matter that DIY Law can assist with, you require the assistance of an attorney. Riaan Scheepers from Cawood Attorneys will send you a direct email. Regards,
Goeie dag ek en my man wil skei ons het 'n skikking opgetrek tussen ons. Maar ek weet nie hoe om verder te gaan met die hof en dagvaardiging nie. kan u asb advise gee ons bly in Dinwiddie Germiston. Magda
Magda, We will send an email to you directly in reply to your query. Regards,
Hi If i make of your services and there are no contesting or policies or children or any assets involved and both parties agree to set out documents. How long will the divorce take to go through.
Because you handle the divorce yourself, it will depend on the time you take to follow the step by step guide that will be provided to you. It also depends on where the court dates of your local court is. It shouldn't however take more than 2-3 months to finalise. It can be much sooner though.
Good day Please can you provide me with a telephone no as i got some questions i need clarification on. Kind regards
Sharon, I will send a email to you with the relevant information. Regards,
My girlfriend wants to divorce but she doesn't have any stable job yet is it possible to get get her some help so the divorce can be done faste she is willing to pay but dont have the money all at once.
Ruan, We will be able to assist your girlfriend with her divorce. Unfortunately the DIY Law program is set up in such a way that the payment of R890 must be made at once to proceed with the online divorce application. There is not an option to pay in installments at this point in time. Regards,
Good evening I would like to have some help to get divorce just to say that I do have 2minors one 11 and the other 14 I understand the fees upfront are almost900 and the 150 for the Sherrif to deliver plse if any assistance is available.
Christine, Indeed the R890 is payable, where after you will immediately receive login details to proceed with the online divorce application. I will provide you with more information per email. Regards,
Hi, By using this service am I still required to go to court ?
You will have to attend Court. The good news is that you receive a step by step guide to ensure that all is ready for your Court appearance and it is not something that you should be concerned about.

Other User Comments

Big big Thank you to the DIYLaw team. I must admit that moment when I pushed the 'pay button' my heart stood still.... praying that I made the right choice and that my money did not just vanish into the unknown. You returned my email within 10 minutes. I was so relieved. After al the sad and bad it was a bit of hope that things will be ok! Every detail and explanation helped me to within one week finalize the paperwork and collect a court date. If you are a potential client and like me pondering the option of using this company you can go for it and push thay 'pay' button! Take the first step! Its worth the effort. Again thank you DIYLaw.
-- Zelda
@Zelda, Thank you so much for the great feedback. We are glad to know that the process is going seamlessly. Regards
-- diylaw Administrator
Thank you so much for all the help and support to getting my divorce finalized. This service is great and I would recommend it to anyone who needs a quick and easy divorce. Thank you DiyLaw!
-- Gwen
Gwen, It is only our pleasure and we were happy to assist. We wish you all the best moving forward. Regards
-- diylaw Administrator
What happens if i meet up into a accident and claim fo RAF and my wife decides to divorce me. Can she take half of my RAF money.
-- Angelo
@Angelo, Having regard to your question I assume that you are married in community of property. Only funds paid for patrimonial damages falls into the joint estate and can be claimed by your spouse ie. damage related to your financial position. Non-patrimonial damages does not form part of your joint estate and cannot be claimed by your spouse ie. damages relating to pain and suffering. Regards
-- diylaw Administrator
I am trying to track down my certificate after DIY divorce through you guys in 2012. How do I start?
-- John Bennett
@ John Bennett, you should be able to obtain a re-issue of your divorce order from the court where you were divorced. We will communicate with you further via email. Regards
-- diylaw Administrator
I am a very sad and unhappily married woman. I'm married out of community without accrual. Things between us have been bad, we live like housemates, been for years now. My husband is planning on taking a second wife and I asked him to please divorce me if that's what's going to happen but he is refusing. I'm treated like a child and don't have freedom. I need help.
-- Lumka
We will be able to assist you with your divorce. I have already sent you an email requesting your contact details so that we can discuss the matter.
-- diylaw Administrator
Dear Riaan, Thank you for your prompt response. I sent an email to I do not wish to post my email address here on a public forum. Is there an alternative email address to which I can also send?
-- Nancy
You may send it to
-- diylaw Administrator
Good day, I am a Zimbabwe citizen, living in SA for the last 3 years. I am married, my wife is a SA citizen, I have been sponsored into SA by my daughter via means of a parent visa as we are both on pension. I do, not have a SA ID document as this I will only receive once I attain permanent residence. Can I divorce without SA ID? Please advise before I pay the funds. Many thanks. Rob
-- Rob Panter
@Rob Panter, I have already answered your query by email. You may still proceed with the DIY divorce. You may enter any 13 digit ID number when you complete the online application, we will amend it to your date of birth after your DIY Divorce documents have been generated. Regards
-- diylaw Administrator
How long Wil it take to get a divorce if I use u please I need to get money somewhere to divorce I'm not happy I'm my relationship and I want out and can I move on with my live wile the divorce go on can I move to another town or must I stay here and how dose everything work do u send his paper and mine do we have to be together for signing
-- Bianca
Thank you for your comment. I have replied to your query to your email address due to the fact that you ask a loaded question. You are free to move where you want pending the divorce (right to freedom of movement). Just take note that the court you will use for the divorce must be where you reside at the time that the divorce is instituted. Regards
-- diylaw Administrator
Hi. Not sure if anyone can help. My mother in law and I have paid for the assistance but nothing has been done. We cannot get past step 1. I also cannot get any response from anyone via email. Am not even sure how to get my money reversed. Does anyone know how to help us.
-- Michelle Burgess
Mrs. Burgess, Please email me your contact details to so that we can resolve the issue.
-- diylaw Administrator
Firstly, i want to thank Riaan and team for a super great service, i am happily divorced. I just want find out, now that we are divorced and my ex-husband was paying maitenance to his other kids, looks like he stopped and now the mother of the other child wants to summon me for maintenance. What are my legal rights?
-- Nokhaya
Nokhaya, Thank you for your comment, it is highly appreciated. The answer to your question is quite uncomplicated. You have no maintenance obligation to another woman's child, even if that child is with your husband, not even to mention if you are divorced from him. The mother of the child has no claim against you and her threats to do so is opportunistic to say the least. Regards
-- diylaw Administrator