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Bertus Preller

Areas Of Practice:
Access to Children, Adoption, Antenuptial Contracts, Childrens Rights, Civil Unions, Custody, Divorce, Divorce Mediation, Domestic Partnerships, Domestic Violence, Family Law, Gay Rights / Same Sex Rights, High Court Practice, International Child Abduction, Islamic Law, Litigation (High Court), Litigation (Magistrates Court), Maintenance, Matrimonial, Mediation, Pensions and Retirement Funds, Retirement Fund Law, Sexual Harassment, Social Media, Trusts, Wills
Phone Number:
086 572 8373
Email address:
Years of Practice:
20th Floor, 2 Long Street, Cape Town
Western Cape / Cape Town
Cape Town
Postal Address:
20th Floor, 2 Long Street, Cape Town, 8000
B.Proc; Adv Dipl LLaw

Bertus Preller studied at the universities of the Free State and Johannesburg. Bertus is also an experienced mediator and arbitrator. He is the author of Everyone's Guide To Divorce and Separation, published by Random House (2013) and he writes regularly on In 2015 Bertus was named South African Family Lawyer of the Year 2015 by ACQ5 Global Finance Magazine Law Awards 2015.

He is a member of the International Bar Association and serves on the Family Law Committee and the African Regional Forum of the Association. He is also a member of reunite International Child Abduction Centre, recognised as the leading UK charity specialising in international parental child abduction and the movement of children across international borders and IACP the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, an international community of legal, mental health and financial professionals working in concert to create client-centered processes for resolving conflict.

He has been quoted on Family Law issues in various newspapers such as the Sunday Times and Business Times and magazines such as Noseweek, Keur, Living and Loving, Longevity, You and Huisgenoot, and also appears frequently on the SABC television show 3 Talk. He also appeared on the Morning Live Show of SABC2, on RSG and the 5FM Breakfast Show with Gareth Cliff. His clients include artists, celebrities, sports people and high net worth individuals.

He is also qualified to appear in the High Court, the same as an Advocate. This saves his clients additional legal fees as they don't have to appoint an Advocate in many instances.

His areas of expertise are:

  • Divorce Law and Family Law
  • Divorce Mediation
  • Parenting Plans, Custody (care and contact) of children
  • Parental Responsibilities and Rights
  • Same Sex Marriages,Unmarried Fathers Rights
  • Domestic Violence Matters
  • International Child Abduction and Hague Convention Cases
  • International Divorce Law
  • Collaborative Family Law
Afrikaans, English