Before you think about getting a divorce, you may wish to consider the possibility of reconciliation between you and your spouse. Going through a divorce is not pleasant and the effect it may have on you and your child can be traumatic.
- custody, care and control of children and access (such as visitation rights); and
- other ancillary matters (for example the division of matrimonial assets, including the matrimonial home).
- the extent of contributions made by each party in moneys, property or work towards the acquiring of the assets and non-financial contributions made by parties;
- any debts owing by either party which were contracted for this joint benefit; and
- the needs of the minor children (if any) of the marriage. Please see article on Custody and Maintenance for more information.
- if at the time of your marriage, your 'spouse' is already married;
- your "spouse" has refused to consummate the marriage;
- the marriage has not been consummated because you or your 'spouse' is incapable of consummating it;
- if at the time of your marriage, your 'spouse' is suffering from venereal disease and you are not aware of this.