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Our team of specialists takes pride in providing service that is competent, efficient, and transparent. Our dedicated team of attorneys, candidate attorneys, debt collection agents and paralegals are committed to ensuring that our clients’ interests are protected.
Areas of Practice
We assist our clients to prepare a proper foundation for their marriage. Our services include:
- Consultation and Advice;
- Drafting of the Antenuptial Contract;
Browse a variety of our legal articles and find the answer to some of your questions
Lungi and Tebogo got married in December 2018 in Durban, Kwazulu-Natal. Tebogo paid full lobola for Lungi and the handing over of the bride ceremony was done, however, they never formally registered their marriage. Lungi and Tebogo now want to get divorced, however, they have concerns surrounding whether their marriage is valid or not? What […]
Consumer Protection Rights.
Johan is a 60-year-old man who has just retired at his beach house in Mosselbay. His only desire is to do some fishing and reading, at least for the first six months of his retirement, preferably without interruption! Johan however receives at least four or five calls weekly from what he refers to as “telemarketers”. He is just about ready to “lose his cool with these people” and approaches an attorney to help him solve this annoying issue.
Most employment relationships are governed by a Contract of Employment, which is signed by both the employer and employee. Such Contract of Employment usually sets out how and when the working relationship between the parties will terminate. This means the Contract of Employment ….
With the number of COVID-19 infections increasing significantly during the ongoing second wave of the global pandemic, employers have gotten use to the new normal of dealing with employees who have tested positive for the virus, those who show COVID-19 related symptoms and those who have come into contact with someone who has tested positive. In this uncertain times and employer and employee should, however, be certain of when sick leave should be used.
Alex and Sam have been married for a few years and have decided to get a divorce. Alex has proposed to Sam that they attempt to resolve the terms of their divorce through mediation. Sam is concerned about the mediation process and whether either of the parties’ rights would be compromised by partaking in the mediation process. In this article, we will be busting the Top 3 Mediation Myths surrounding mediation.
Mediation is a voluntary process. This means nobody can force you or your opposing party to participate in the process, nor can anybody force either of you to settle in a mediation session.
It is thus very important that all parties to the mediation are committed to the process. Whilst it is true that a wide variety of issues can be resolved by mediation, there are some matters which are not capable of settlement through mediation.
When it comes to family law disputes, lawyers are usually viewed as the harbingers of conflict, discord, and never-ending costs. In some circles, the perception (sadly) exists that lawyers and divorce mediators are diametrically opposed.
Here are three reasons why you should consider appointing a lawyer as your divorce mediator:
Shelly is a second-year cinematography student at a well-known tertiary education institution. At the end of her first year, she requested from the finance department a quotation for her second year of studies. This was presented to her on a document named a tax invoice. The quotation was accepted in that Shelly duly enrolled for her second year by making payment of the deposit requested. In April of her second year, Shelly requested an updated statement from the finance department of the college and was presented with a further “tax invoice”. On this second tax invoice however, Shelly noticed that the amounts previously indicated as the price per module, had suddenly increased! She naturally was very upset about this as she is working part time to pay for her studies and thus requested legal advice in this regard. Does Shelly have any recourse?
Do I have a right to death benefits I was nominated for, and when does it vest?
Lara has approached us with a predicament she finds herself in. Her husband Ben has died and there is a death benefit policy by ABC Insurance to which he was subscribed. The nominated beneficiary of the death benefit was Ben’s father. This matter is complicated because Ben’s father had died some two years before Ben had died. The estate of Ben’s father was at the time of Ben’s death, not wrapped up and now the executor for the estate of Ben’s father, has laid claim to the death benefits to be paid into the estate. Lara feels that the benefits should accrue to her as she was his wife. Does the fact that, she was for the most part financially dependent on Ben and was his wife, not mean that his assets should automatically be hers?