Expert family law services: Divorce, child maintenance, and spousal support

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Facing the challenges of divorce, child maintenance, and spousal support can seem daunting, but there’s no need to go through it by yourself. The right expertise in these areas is crucial for securing outcomes that are fair and favourable to you. Specialised knowledge in family law is your key to receiving effective legal advice and representation during these difficult times. This specialised approach ensures that your case is handled with the attention and expertise it deserves, leading to the best possible outcome for you and your family.


The process of divorce is multifaceted, demanding both legal expertise and a sensitive approach. Our professionals offer assistance in various types of divorces, ensuring that each client’s unique situation is handled with care:

Uncontested divorce: This approach guarantees a smooth and efficient resolution when both parties are in agreement regarding the terms of the divorce.

Mediated divorce: In situations where consensus is possible but not immediate, our firm facilitates negotiations between the parties to reach a mutually agreeable settlement.

Contested divorce: For cases where agreement isn’t achievable, we provide robust legal representation to protect our clients’ interests in court. Our attorneys possess the skills necessary to navigate complex legalities, including the division of marital property, spousal support calculations, and child custody arrangements. This ensures that clients receive fair and just outcomes while minimising the emotional and financial stress often associated with divorce proceedings.

Child maintenance

Child maintenance is a significant legal obligation in South Africa, and it is one that we handle with utmost care and precision. Our approach to child maintenance encompasses the following steps:

Assessment of needs: We determine the financial requirements of the child, taking into account essential factors such as food, clothing, education, and housing.

Calculation and negotiation: Our experts adeptly assess the amount of support required, carefully considering the income of the parent responsible for providing child support and the specific needs of the child.

Enforcement: In cases of non-compliance with child maintenance orders, our firm takes appropriate legal action, which may include wage garnishment, to ensure that children receive the necessary financial support.

Spousal support and maintenance

Spousal support and maintenance are critical aspects of family law, as they play a vital role in ensuring a spouse’s financial stability following a divorce. Our comprehensive services in this area include:

Assessment of factors: We meticulously evaluate various factors, including the duration of the marriage, each spouse’s financial situation, and the standard of living during the marriage. These assessments help us determine fair spousal support arrangements.

Types of maintenance: We provide expert advice on rehabilitative maintenance for temporary support and permanent maintenance, which continues until certain conditions such as death or remarriage are met.

Enforcement and modification: Our firm ensures that maintenance orders are followed and assists with necessary modifications in cases where significant changes in circumstances occur.

In all these areas, our approach is firmly rooted in achieving a balance between fairness and the protection of the rights and welfare of children and spouses. This commitment holds true both during and after the breakdown of a marriage. The legal expertise we provide plays a pivotal role in achieving fair and successful outcomes in family law matters, ensuring that the interests and rights of all parties involved are well represented and protected. We invite you to contact us today for expert guidance and support in navigating these challenging family law issues.

While every reasonable effort is taken to ensure the accuracy and soundness of the contents of this publication, neither the writers of the articles nor the publisher will bear any responsibility for the consequences of any actions based on information or recommendations contained herein. Our material is for informational purposes.

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