In many cases, in fact in most, the women suffer and are frightened. "How do I cope? I have to pay my attorney for the divorce but I need to pay for childrens maintenance, schooling, food, clothing etc!
The divorce could take for ever!
A little known or disclosed fact is that the law does assist you. The above rule limits attorneys and advocates charges. We as attorneys are not allowed to charge more than about R1500.00 no matter how much time is spent. Advocates fees are also limited unless the court on application orders otherwise. (The court will not easily do that).
You can also ask for a contribution towards your costs and a ruling with regard to custody and access while the fight continues.
So if you are asked for a large amount – it is not allowed.