I am an experienced lawyer/attorney in all aspects of DIVORCES. I was a magistrate for 20 years and I am in practice as a Divorce lawyer /attorney for the past 20 years. I specialise in Divorces and Divorces is there for my main and primary focus. I am a trained FAMAC divorce mediator and I can also be of help to avoid a divorce, should the parties be amenable to reconcile in order to side-step a divorce.
I have the experience to assist two parties who wish to get divorced and are in agreement with all aspects. With them I consult and draft a professional Settlement Agreement and take them on the road until they are divorced. This will secure that they have been handled the divorce in a professional manner. Self-help divorces are dangerous, as many people can testify who handled a divorce between them self. A divorce is a complex matter irrespective of how simplistic the divorce may look. Only an experienced divorce lawyer/attorney knows all the pitfalls. A divorce process is not something that can be 'copy and pasted'.
My firm is a boutique divorce firm and I give personal attention to each of my clients. I do not hand them to young inexperienced attorneys in my service to handle the divorce. This unfortunately happens frequently in ‘big name’ firms. Clients believe they go to a big-name divorce attorney but only to be handed over to junior lawyers.
My divorce practice is operated from an office at my home, it is extremely private, comfortable and informal. It is centrally located in Durbanville in a small upmarket complex. I am able to deal with any divorce, no matter how complicated.
I am proud that I have never overcharged a client. Many attorneys (as long as there are funds available) refrain from skipping certain divorce steps. Many attorneys work towards the generating of costs. They create expectations in divorce issues which are not achievable. And in that way, they motivate the client NOT to settle the divorce. And so, the divorce drags on and on. In the end, the client would have been monetary far better off should he or she have settled the divorce earlier.
I inform my client what is achievable and what not. I am honest and informative about the latter. I strive to keep costs down irrespective of who my client is. On the other hand, I will fight without fear for what my client is entitled to.