Family Law

Our Family Law Department prides itself on providing holistic advice over a wide spectrum of family law related matters whilst at all times maintaining a sensitive approach to often challenging and emotional circumstances. The department offers the benefit of over 20 years’ experience in this field of practice. 

We work closely with several service providers including the Office of the Family Advocate, psychologists, social workers, FAMSA, Uviwe Child & Youth Services, SEDRA (The South Eastern Dispute Resolution Association), PE Fertility Clinic and other professionals to ensure an all-encompassing family law service to you. 

We provide advice on a wide spectrum of family law services, including the following: 

Divorce and interim relief 


Guardianship and care of minor children 

Contact with minor children 

Paternity disputes 

Parental Responsibilities and Rights 

Child-care, foster parenting, adoption, detention orders, child abuse and placement of children. 

Same-sex rights issues, adoption, contact, parental care, regulation of same-sex relationships, cohabitation and civil unions 

Domestic violence 

Variation of matrimonial property regimes 

Rights of cohabitants 

Claims relating to alienation of affection, adultery and enticement 

Substance abuse and rehabilitation orders 

Maintenance claims of children and spouses against deceased estates 

Guardianship issues arising from religious and cultural marriages 

Family mediation 

Antenuptial Contracts and Postnuptial Contracts 

International Child Abduction (as regulated by the Hague Convention) 

Child mobility and relocation 

Surrogacy agreements 


Family Law Clinic every Thursday from 09h00 to 12h00

As a service to the community, our Family Law department conducts a free 30-minute consultation with anyone who has a family law related query. To make enquiries or arrange an appointment, contact Noeline on 041 363 6044 or

Useful links



Uviwe Child & Youth Services


Isithembiso Babies Home


Coparenting SA

Contact us for professional advice
and assistance

Lizette Fern