Cost-effective, speedy and fair settlement of divorce and family law matters

Our specialist mediators guide parties towards a settlement which is equitable, and mutually acceptable. Clients are kept well-informed throughout the process, and complex legal terms are explained in simple and easy to understand language.

Our experienced mediators are specifically trained to exercise patience, persistence and common sense. Using negotiation techniques, communication, human dynamics skills and effective listening, articulation and restatement, our mediators are perfectly positioned to work through conflicts at any level.

We work collaboratively with both parties to reach the best result for all parties involved in a dispute, particularly when it comes to matters involving minor children.

What is mediation?

Mediation is a structured, interactive process, where parties discuss their disputes with a trained, impartial third party (the mediator) who will then assist the parties to reach a mutually agreed-upon settlement.

The mediator accordingly intervenes in the dispute and endeavours to assist the parties to resolve the dispute. A mediator must take an unbiased approach towards the parties. In doing so they assist the parties to reach an agreement which is mutually beneficial.

Why mediate? 

Reasons why people opt for mediation include affordability, confidentiality, privacy, participation in the resolution and preservation of the relationships between the disputing parties. The ultimate goal is to achieve a win-win situation for all the parties involved.

Divorce litigation often becomes a burden to parties, especially when children are involved. In South-Africa the need for mediation has grown immensely over the past few years. Most people are no longer able to afford the extreme costs implications of protracted divorce litigation which can easily span over a number of years.

Mediation encourages parties to actively participate in reaching an agreement, without having to resort to costly litigation.

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Geraldine Bruce
Geraldine Bruce
14:46 21 Jan 18
Mervyn recently assisted me in a case against one of the largest financial institutions. I had really run out of options and Mervyn's knowledge and expertise convinced me right away that he was the one I wanted on my side. Mervyn and his team worked tirelessly and professionally to conclude the matter and I am extremely grateful my 3 year nightmare is finally over. I would definitely recommend Vermeulen Attorneys.
Rina Snyders
Rina Snyders
07:57 14 Sep 16
WOW!Vermeulen Attorneys is nothing short of AMAZING. They handled my case so professionally and made sure justice was served. I am so grateful to have a lawyer like Mervyn represent me. Thank you. Your work is exceptional.
Cathy Foster
Cathy Foster
11:06 18 May 17
I have been using Vermeulen attorneys for more than 3 years in my business. I have had nothing but excellent service and regular feedback on all my cases. I highly recommend them.