Chante Mouton is a practicing attorney and a certified family mediator.
She specializes in the following fields:
- Family Law, including
- Uncontested and contested divorces
- General and Specialist High Court Litigation pertaining to family law
- Drafting of Ante-Nuptial Contracts;
- Labour Law, including
- CCMA matters; and
- Labour Court litigation
Chante joined Vermeulen Attorneys in March 2017 and currently serves as a director of the firm, mainly focusing on Family Law, Labour Law and Mediation.
Chante attained her BA Law Degree in 2011 and her Law Degree (LLB) from the University of Johannesburg in 2013. She commenced service of Articles of Clerkship in 2014 and was admitted as an Attorney by the North Gauteng High Court in July 2016.
In 2017, Chante Mouton was admitted to appear in the High Court by virtue of the Right of Appearance Act 62 of 1995.
After joining Vermeulen Attorneys in 2017 she immediately made an impact on the firm with her wealth of knowledge and her passion for Labour Law. Building up the Labour Law practice and the division within the company, Chante wanted to add to her professional arsenal and trained in Family Law Mediation. Using negotiation techniques, communication, articulation and restatement, human dynamics skills and effective listening, Chante is perfectly positioned to work through conflicts at any level. By doing this, Chante has further developed a passion for Family Law and assisting her clients to reach the best possible outcome in each individual matter.
Years in active practice
Area of Operations
Family Law, Divorce, Labour Law and Mediation
BA- Law and LLB Degree – University of Johannesburg
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SURETY – A LIFE LONG SENTENCE?
Often people who sign as surety in a contract, end up with major financial headaches to deal with. In this article, Director Cathleen Breedt looks at all the important things to know about sureties, and also provides tips on how you can ensure surety does not enslave you. #Surety #ContractualFreedom #SouthAfricanLawOfContracts
Your child’s unwarranted fear, hostility, and lack of desire to have a relationship with you as their Parent could just be bigger than you thought! In this article, Monique van Rooy discusses Parental Alienation as a syndrome, and its recognition by the World Health Organization in May 2019. #ParentalAlienationSyndrome #PAS #Children #FamilyLaw
Online Applications for Protection Orders
One of the biggest downfalls in fighting gender-based violence is the court’s approach, or lack thereof, to this “second pandemic” known as gender-based violence. In this article, Leigh-Ann Loch discusses the possibility of the application for protection orders going online. Let’s hope government sees this proposal through! #EndTheSilence #VermeulenAttorneysStandsWithYou #VermeulenAttorneysAgainstDomesticViolence
Whilst the divorce process may prove to give you many headaches, surely the biggest headache of all is not being able to find your spouse to serve divorce papers on them. In this article, Director Chante Mouton discusses the procedure to be followed when you cannot find your spouse, and want to divorce them. #FamilyLaw #Divorce #SubstitutedService
Get Your Debtors To Settle Their Account! Here Are Some Tips From A Debt Collector.
A payment arrangement may be a good option when someone owes you money. However, there is nothing fun about having to hold your breath every month in the hope that they will adhere to the payment arrangement monthly and settle their account in total, at the end of it all. In this article, Kaylee Tree provides tips on how you can get your debtor to settle their account. #PaymentArrangements #PayBackTheMoney #DebtCollection
The termination and acquisition of Parental Responsibilities and Rights (Custody) in respect of a minor child is a highly emotional and personal topic. In this article, Elsabe Sentle looks at the legal basis for the termination or acquisition of parental responsibilities and rights.
Many parents seek maintenance for their minor children at some point. Maintenance is, unfortunately, often misunderstood. In this article, Chante Mouton looks at some of the basic issues relating to child maintenance.
What does it mean to be in arrears with maintenance?
To be in arrears with maintenance simply means that you are behind or late with the fulfilment of your maintenance payments. These payments which you must make could be in respect of a duty or promise made.
Whether it be at the beginning or during a divorce, settlement negotiations always seem to be a part of any divorce proceedings. It is therefore important to understand why settlement negotiations are so important, and what the benefits of agreeing to possibly settling a divorce between parties may be. At the beginning of a divorce […]