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Marriage under false pretences

Discussion in 'Alimony & Spousal Support' started by pepperanne, Feb 8, 2017.

  1. pepperanne

    pepperanne Law Topic Starter Guest

    South Africa

    Please advise me...
    I got married in June 2015, to my boyfriend of 5 years. We had a son together in 2012. After our daughters birth in April 2016, I found out that this man got married to his ex-wife legally in 2014. I say ex-wife because they had been married before, he provided me with divorce papers on my request shortly after we started our relationship.

    After we got married we decided to have a baby. Due to complications during pregnancy I resigned from my job. He earns a very good salary. By the time i found out that I was pregnant he was long gone. This man had mislead me for 6 years. We now have 2 kids together. He has left us, no financial support from him at all.

    What are my rights?
    He refused to give me a Talaq.
    I was told by his father that he only married me to bare his kids a the other wife cannot have children.
    Kindly note that he and i are only married by Islamic rights.
  2. KatDini

    KatDini Well-Known Member

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    You will need to find an attorney/barrister/solicitor in your jurisdiction or a website that deals with SA law. This site deals with US law.

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