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I am an attorney based in South Africa. I am reviewing your question and respond shortly with the required advise.
Please advise if you are a South African citizen ? If you were married in South Africa your marriage will be governed by South African law and not UK Law. If you are married in community of property you are entitled to half of all assets but also liable for half of all liabilities. My advise is that you send him a legal letter in an attempt to get him to comply with the matrimonial laws and advise him that you will institute divorce proceedings in South Africa and request that all assets be transferred to your name, if he is not here to contest the divorce it can go ahead undisputed. He would either have to travel to South Africa for the divorce proceedings or hire an attorney here which will cost him money. With this in mind he may be more forthcoming to your demands to settle this matter. Do you have his contact details? This platform is to answer legal questions and I would not be able to offer legal services through this platform however if you would like me to assist you please e-mail me on***@******.*** and we can discuss the way forward and the related costs. Kind Regards