This highly specialised area of Law can be unnecessarily complicated by aggressive Attorneys who fail to recognise the human element behind the dissolution of their Client’s marital relationship and the bigger picture.
As one of the more traumatic events in peoples’ lives, Divorce is the legal termination of the formal bonds of marriage between two people and has far reaching consequences for all parties involved.
Dissolution of marriage in South Africa is governed by the Divorce Act and the Matrimonial Property Act, amongst others, and requires careful attention to the protection of the Client and family members.
Though not yet compulsory, the High Court of South Africa is increasingly in favour of Divorce Mediation as a pre-trial concept. Resolving disputes prior to the issuance of Summons can often save many years of contested and costly litigation. Our Team will ensure you receive fair, calculated, realistic and commercially sensible advice when considering your matter.
Protecting our Client and ensuring that we provide a caring, effective and suitably targeted approach to their divorce is paramount. Our Divorce specialists will discuss with you the various options of protecting your finances during divorce proceedings, through interim maintenance (Rule 43 Applications) and other remedies. In addition, working with the Family Advocate and any appointed Child Psychologists and Therapists, the interests of your children are top of mind. Child Custody, Access and Parenting Plans is a consideration of many divorce matters. Our Estates Department will link in at the appropriate time to ensure that your Will is updated and your Estate is protected as your circumstances change.
We will partner with you in developing the right team through the appointment of highly skilled Advocates specialising in the precise circumstances and nuances of your dispute.