Divorce is never a pleasant experience for anyone involved, but the divorce rate in South Africa is high. It is a traumatic experience and can be a drawn out process where contested divorce is relevant. The cost of divorce is based on whether it is contested or uncontested. The divorce attorney will always explain in detail the process and what costs are to be anticipated. Uncontested divorce is quicker and much more affordable to the client. However, when parties of marriage aim to make use of the online and DIY divorce options as a way to keep costs down, it should be realised that at least one consultation with a divorce attorney can save time and unnecessary errors from occurring. However straightforward uncontested divorce may be, divorce attorneys are trained and experienced and know what to can be expected and how to deal with the administrations related to uncontested divorce.