I was divorced on 16 August 2019 at the High Court in Jhb. My lawyer told me that it should take about 2 weeks to receive my divorce decree and settlement papers. After numerous calls to my lawyer (the account is fully paid) he said the file is lost and is not advising me on the way forward. I went to the High Court myself and, although the case is on the computer, the paperwork is missing. I have a friend who is trying to help locate the file so I can go ahead and apply for my portion of the pension payout from 2 insurance companies. These companies cannot proceed without the notarised settlement agreement. My friend also told me that the file can’t just be re-printed and stamped as it has been notarised. What are my options? What if the file is never found? What can I legally do to get the file?
Thank you so much.
Will do. I've passed on the info and they will look into it and get back to me. I'll get in touch if things don't go smoothly