It is our mission to be a premier divorce law firm by providing an exceptional client experience. Our team provides the strategic and focused leadership to navigate our clients through the legal process. We apply energetic and creative solutions to elevate the family law practice to achieve the best possible outcome for our clients. We are a proud law firm dedicated to protecting our clients’ best interests.
We understand couples facing the enormity of divorce confront worry, fear, anger, and stress every day. We also recognize that many facing divorce worry about the costs associated with divorce. For this reason, we work with you to develop a legal strategy that meets your financial needs.
We’re intimately familiar with the range of emotions, piles of paperwork, and deluge of decisions that crop up when you seek legal help to resolve a family issue. Whether you’re pondering a divorce, drafting a prenuptial agreement, or welcoming a new member into your family, we’ll help you take control of the situation and prepare you—financially, emotionally, and logistically—for the future.
When it comes to maintenance, the law is fairly straightforward. It is in the application of the law that difficulties lie. One of the basic principles of child maintenance is that the extent of the obligation is based on the standard of living, income and means of the person/s obliged to pay.
The obligation does not rest solely on the father; it rests on both parents, according to their respective means. The fact that the father can adequately support the child on his own does not mean that the mother can avoid contributing. In fact, it would be contrary to public policy and invalid to insert a clause into a divorce settlement agreement stating that only one parent need maintain the child.
We can empathize with the most difficult issues you face, including handling child custody/visitation, determining child support or maintenance and ensuring that both you and your child/children are treated fairly.
Domestic violence is a pattern of behaviour which involves violence or other abuse by one person against another in a domestic setting, such as in marriage or cohabitation. Domestic violence, also called intimate partner violence, happens in many forms including physical, emotional and economic violence, and can affect people of any age. It does not have to be within the home to be classified as domestic violence. It is a form of violence that can occur within any relationship (family or intimate partner). Domestic violence is about power and control and there are many ways this control can be expressed.
It is important to remember that no one has the right to be violent towards you and that we are here to help you. We strive to make sure that justice is served out appropriately to all the interested parties.
When it comes down to debt collections we specialize in both the collection of commercial business debts as well as consumer debts. We are committed to achieving the highest possible return on each case handed over for collection by offering a professional, cost effective and efficient service to our clients.
We attend to the collection/recovery of debts and provide a wide range of services such as tracing of debtors, writing letter of demands as well as dealing with the litigation processes. We have developed relationships with a number of collections professionals such as tracers and investigators over the year, allowing us to attend to our client’s matters effectively.
We are constantly updated on the ever changing laws pertaining to the collection and Legal processes. We adhere to the guidelines of the Pretoria Law Society, and remain accommodating regarding fee adjustments and/or special fee structures. We also offer a fee structure based only on successful collection.
Our collection services are very successful and have a high reputation among our past clients due to our outstanding customer services. Our experienced team is geared to give you an effective and speedy service.
We attempt to assist parties in a disagreement to hear one another, to minimise the harm that can come from disagreement (e.g. hostility or ‘demonising’ of the other parties) to maximize any area of agreement, and to find a way of preventing the areas of disagreement from interfering with the process of seeking a compromise or mutually agreed outcome.
Mediation, as used in law, is a form of alternative dispute resolution, a way of resolving disputes between two or more parties with concrete effects. Typically, a third party, the mediator, assists the parties to negotiate a settlement. Disputants may mediate disputes in a variety of domains, such as commercial, legal, diplomatic, workplace, community and family matters
Our company prides itself on the quality of our mediator. There are specific skills and knowledge associated with mediation and it is important that mediators are kept abreast of the latest developments in mediation in order to ensure the best prognosis for our clients. We are kept up to date with the latest knowledge and given opportunities to hone our skills.
We are a dynamic and well respected law firm and have the privilege to act as a correspondent for a number of large firms across the country. We are ideally located to act as your local correspondent in all litigation matters with reference to the High Court in Pretoria as well as the Pretoria Magistrate’s Court.
Our offices have a great working relationship with the staff members at the above mentioned Courts, which ensures efficient and speedy service.
Our rates are competitive as we agree to charge our instructing attorneys on the scales determined by the courts.
Conveyancing is a specialised field dealing amongst other things with the registration of the transfer of immovable property in the Deeds Office.
We assist our clients through the entire process, from the drafting of the Deed of Sale to the registration in the Deeds Office. We take great care to explain the process to our clients and ensure that they understand the documents they sign and the implications thereof. We also provide ongoing feedback to our clients until the registration if finalised.
Our fee structure is highly competitive and in accordance with the Law Society’s Tariffs.
WILLS AND ESTATE PLANNING
The necessity of drafting a Will cannot be overemphasized. Leaving your estate in turmoil can have harsh consequences on your family, especially your minor children.
Drafting a Will needs careful consideration, and needs review from time to time, especially when your personal circumstances changes. It has to be is practicable and has to have sufficient cash to finalise the administration process without the necessity to expose assets.
To know that your Will is well drafted and properly executed may bring peace of mind for both yourself and your family.
ADMINISTRATION OF DECEASED ESTATES
The administration of a deceased estate is a lengthy process wherein the Executor implements the final instructions of the deceased as ordered in his last Will and Testament.
We accept appointments as both Executor and as agent to the Executor. We arrange and facilitate estate meetings and discuss with the beneficiaries the most practicable and acceptable way to administer the estate and transfer the assets to the beneficiaries.
ANTE NUPTIAL AGREEMENTS
The drafting of Ante Nuptial Agreements forms part the framework of a Notary and is as such a specialised legal field reserved for a Notary.
An Ante Nuptial Agreement regulates the financial consequences of a marriage when it ends, be it in death or divorce. We therefore spend a great deal of time with our clients to explain the importance of such an agreement and the consequences thereof.
We also assist clients with the change of an existing matrimonial system of in community of property to out of community of property or the registration of an Ante Nuptial Agreement after a conclusion of a marriage where not such agreement was entered into.
Commercial services are an important part of today’s business world. More and more people enters the business world with the aim of working for himself or herself. This often entails the purchasing or selling of an existing business, entering into a partnership, purchasing or selling the shares in a company, entering into shareholders agreements, Memorandums of Incorporation and the like.
These agreements can often be quite lengthy and very complicated. We assist our clients with the negotiating of the terms of the agreements and understanding thereof. We strife to draft the agreements according to our clients specific needs and in a very user-friendly manner.
Divorce mediation is a more recent development in our legal profession and is fast becoming a very valuable and popular instrument in divorce settlements.
As mediator, we act as a neutral third party assisting spouses in their divorce negotiations to reach the most amicable, fair and equitable settlement, with special emphasis on the well-being of the children. We arrange meetings with the spouses, either together or separately as well as with experts in specific fields, if so requested by the spouses.
We meet with the spouses as often as they want, give advice and formulate ideas. We treat all negotiations as confidential. Once the parties reached consensus, we draft the final Settlement Agreement that is then made an Order of Court.
Mediation is often very shorter and more cost effective than having to employ separate attorneys for each spouse. We work on pre-agreed tariffs and our tariffs are in agreement with the prevailing rates.
We can offer assistance throughout the entire insolvency process – from obtaining an order for sequestration or liquidation, attending first, second and special creditors’ meetings, conducting insolvency inquiries, post insolvency recovery as well as assisting in obtaining an order for rehabilitation of an insolvent.
We know how important it is for a business to apply labour law correctly and we will assist your company with making informed decisions based on our expertise.
Some of the labour services we offer include:
• Drafting and implementation of workplace-policies, procedures, codes and contracts and ensure that the content is reasonable, fair and lawful;
• Chairing of disciplinary hearings;
• Assistance with workplace disputes and CCMA matters;
• Labour Court and Labour Appeal Court litigation
LAW OF COSTS
We can assist in all matters relating to costs including drawing up bills of cost, attending on taxation, review of taxation and general advice on the law of costs.
We offer advice on Business Rescue proceedings which provides a company with an opportunity to restructure its affairs of a company which is under financial stress in an attempt to establish a more financially sound or profitable entity. The idea is to attempt to save/rescue the company as the name suggests rather than going into liquidation.
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