What are the procedures to obtain a divorce in Botswana?
Posted by Sandra Yeboah
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Botswana divorce suits are brought by way of action not petition.In Botswana, there are two types of marriages or two ways of getting married: customary marriage and marriage under the Act (or under the “common law”).Customary marriages are performed at a customary court (“kgotla”) and require the approval of the local chief. Marriages under the Act are officiated by civil authorities and require registration with the National Registration (Omang) office. Although some people still choose to have a customary marriage ceremony, most people marrying in Botswana will register a marriage under the Act (a “common law” marriage) to ensure that they receive the full legal benefits of marriage.
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