Chante Mouton attained her law degrees (BA Law & LLB) from the University of Johannesburg in 2011 and 2013 respectively. She commenced her articles of clerkship in 2014 and was subsequently admitted to practise as an attorney by the North Gauteng High Court in 2016.
Chante joined Vermeulen Attorneys in 2017 and was admitted to appear in the High Court by virtue of the Right to Appearance in Courts Act 62 of 1995. Since then she has been appearing in the High Court and Labour Court on a regular basis.
Chante frequently appears in the CCMA and Labour Court. She has also accrued a wealth of knowledge in the fields of litigation and family law.
“My name is Paul. My wife and I are divorced, and we have a shared residency regime with our minor child. President Ramaphosa announced the country wide lockdown from the 26th of March 2020 until the 16th of April 2020. I read your previous article about contact rights during the Coronavirus lockdown, but I was wondering if the government has released any regulations to govern this position? How do we continue to share contact with our child during this time? Can I drive to her place to see and fetch my child when it is my days to spend time with him? I am really confused about what is legal to do? Are there are regulations that have been released yet? Please help! I miss my son but I don’t want to be in trouble with the law”
President Ramaphosa announced the country wide lockdown from the 26th of March 2020 until the 16th of April 2020. How do we continue to share contact with our child during this time? What does this lockdown mean for the arrangement we have in place? Should we rather just stay put in our homes and have the one parent exercise physical contact after the lockdown?
Our President has on 23 March 2020 announced that South Africa will as of Friday 27 March 2020, be entering a 21(twenty-one) day lockdown. This will result in most businesses closing their doors for this time period, as our freedom of movement will be restricted to only essential travel for food and medical care.
Amidst the concern, we wish to assure all our clients that Vermeulen Attorneys will remain open for business to safeguard our clients’ interests, albeit without physical attendance at our offices.
Times are tough and we put together some advice from a debt collector.
Our economy has taken a serious knock in recent times. It was frail, to begin with, and Eskom with its constant load-shedding was not making that any easier, but along came the oil war and Coronavirus which caused the entire apple cart to tumble.
In this case study, we help you get a clearer view of debt prevention and how an attorney can help you minimize your exposure to bad debtors.
I have very recently helped a company that had way too many bad debtors bring the bad debt under control using Vermeulen Attorneys’ innovative and novel methods that we have termed “Debt Prevention”
The company that I assisted was an attorney’s firm, which is quite ironic since attorneys have the skill and know-how to sue their own debtors. Why would bad debts spiral out of control? Simply because, as business owners, we are focussing on doing work for paying clients, not chasing delinquent debtors. Chasing these outstanding debtors not only takes time but for most business owners also means a financial output in attorney fees.
Some time ago we wrote an article about uplifting the “debt review” record on credit bureaus and how one would go about doing so. To recap, once a consumer has applied for debt review and such application is accepted by the debt counsellor and a finding of over-indebtedness made by him or her, the debt […]
Debt Review Help! I am flagged as being under debt review on the Credit Bureaus. Since the promulgation of the National Credit Act. 34 of 2005 (herein after referred to as the “act”), most South Africans have heard of debt review and have a faint idea of what it entails. Some of us have encountered […]
A claim for Emergency Monetary Relief in the Domestic Violence Court. The Domestic Violence Act 118 of 1998 came into operation aimed at alleviating the prominence of domestic violence experienced by woman and children in South Africa. The act provides a remedy to victims of domestic violence in the form of the grant of protection […]
Parental Responsibilities and Rights Agreement vs a Parenting Plan
Most people have throughout their life heard of a Parenting Plan, had one drafted for their own children, or heard about a family member having one for their children. However, very few people, in fact, a very small percentage of people have heard about a Parental Responsibilities and Rights Agreement. Most people are not even aware that such an agreement exists. For those who do know about such an agreement, they often confuse it with a Parenting Plan. This article serves to explain what a Parental Responsibilities and Rights Agreement is, what a Parenting Plan, the difference between such two agreements and the main similarities between them.
What is the difference between an oral and written agreement between parties and why do attorneys always go on about needing a written agreement? An oral agreement is an enforceable agreement between two parties, much like a written agreement. The difference between the oral agreement and written agreement is that it usually becomes an issue […]