27th Jul 2021

The Three Main Grounds for a Divorce

The Three Main Grounds for a Divorce Courts do not take a person’s decision to divorce their spouse lightly. This is due to many factors that include, inter alia, the sanctity of marriage, the long term consequences of divorce for both spouses and any children born of the marriage, and the emotionally taxing experience that is naturally associated with divorce proceedings. The only grounds on which a Court may grant a decree of divorce are set out in section 3 of the Divorce Act, 70 of 1979 (“the Divorce Act”). […]