Gerhard Barnard Attorneys are Specialist Property Attorneys, Conveyancers & Divorce Attorneys. We are ideally sized and configured to deliver the highest quality service to our clients, regardless of the complexity of the legal issue.
Conveyancing and Property Law covers a wide field. We can assist clients wishing to acquire or dispose, mortgage, or lease a wide range of property whether it is personal or business. We can act for either the Purchaser, Seller, Lessor or Lessee. We can assist you with:
General practice in divorce and custody disputes, access and maintenance in the High Court and Divorce Courts.
We assist with general legal advice and cover all aspects of litigation (formal court action). Court procedures, however, take a long time and the outcome is never guaranteed. We aim to use creative methods to settle disputes and to prevent lengthy legal battles.
By default a marriage is concluded IN Community of Property in the South African legal system. A couple about to get married will have to decide whether they would want to be married IN community of Property or OUT of community of property.
The only way to be married OUT of Community of Property, is to enter into a marital agreement, better known as an Antenuptial Contract (ANC), before the marriage is concluded. The Antenuptial Contract also has to be attested before an attorney who is a Notary prior to the marriage. The contract will then be registered in the applicable Deeds Registry Office.
Should a couple wish to enter into an Antenuptial Contract, there would be a further choice of whether the Accrual System is to be adopted or not. The accrual system can plainly be described as the ideal partnership for most relationships, giving you the benefit of separate estates but keeping the accrual of assets and debt from the date of marriage fair.
We strive to recover maximum debt. Effective debt recovery requires investment. We are therefor hesitant to offer services on a contingency basis as it is our belief that mere litigation is not enough. Monitoring and consistent pressure is required for thriving recovery. Further to the aforementioned, we follow the prescriptions of the National Credit Act and prevent preventable litigation.
Since the introduction of the LABOUR RELATIONS ACT and the BASIC CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYEMENT ACT during 1995 and 1997 respectively, resolving disputes in the workplace have become much more involved and complicated.
At Gerhard Barnard Attorneys we strive to relieve the hassle and torment associated with labour disputes by assisting you with:
Have you been unfairly dismissed or are you the victim of an unfair labour practice?
Gerhard Barnard Attorneys will advise you of your rights in terms of the Labour Law and assist or represent you with CCMA or Bargaining Council procedures.
From 8h00 - 17h30. Extended hours on appointment till 20h00 on weekdays and from
9h00 - 12h00 on Saturdays.