Elsabé Sentle is a practising attorney and trained family law mediator.
Elsabé attained her law degree (LLB) from the University of Free State in 2017 whilst serving her articles from 2016 – 2018. In 2018, Elsabé pursued her Master’s Degree in Law with specialisation in Criminal and Medical law which qualification was obtained in 2019.
Elsabé was admitted as an Attorney of the High Court in August 2019, whereafter she joined Vermeulen Attorneys in September 2019.
Elsabé practices as a general practitioner having sound knowledge of criminal law, family law, and debt collection processes. Elsabé assists clients with divorce, maintenance and domestic violence disputes and attends to bail applications and contravention of protection and maintenance orders.
Elsabé is passionate about legal education and development and has a keen interest in labour and commercial law.
Years in active practice
Area of Operations
Family Law, Divorce, Criminal Law, Debt Collection
LLM – University of the Freestate
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Toxicity in the workplace – are you experiencing this?
A toxic or hostile work environment is not simply left at the door but may seep into every aspect of your life and influence not only your mental health and stability but may and most likely will cause problems with your physical health and even your relationships outside of work.
Section 10 of the South African Bill of Rights as contained in the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa states:
“Everyone has inherent dignity and the right to have their dignity respected and protected”
The infringement of ones right to dignity and respect can take various forms including harassment, bullying and passive-aggressive behaviour.
If you have been forced to make arrangements with your clients and have them pay off an account instead of settling it once off, get an acknowledgement of debt. This serves as a contract and will have all the payment terms in. Interest rates, payment amount, pay date, banking details, terms for when they default, etc.
In simple terms, credit is considered to be reckless if it is clear from the outset that the Consumer will not be able to afford the repayments, or if no affordability test was done at all.
In our case study (below), the affordability test was indeed done, but it was clear that she would not be able to afford the repayments. It, therefore, seems that the credit was granted recklessly.
I Have Received A Summons – What Does This Mean?
Having a Sheriff serve a Summons on you could often be a very scary thing! This is especially true if you know nothing about a Summons and what to do with it. In this article, Kaylee Tree discuss a few important points to remember once you have received a Summons. #Summons #DebtCollection #LetUsHelpYou #StayCalm
Before You Say, “I Do”, Read This
Most people who have a traditional wedding and a normal wedding, are never sure when they actually need to conclude the Ante-nuptial Contract, if they choose this route. In this article, Elsabe Sentle discusses what a traditional marriage is, as well when the right time to conclude an Ante-nuptial contract is in such an instance.
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