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Van Heerdens Attorneys (Port Elizabeth)

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Areas Of Practice:
Access to Children, African Customary Law, Antenuptial Contracts, Bail, Bail (24hrs / After Hours), Bankruptcy Law, Business Law, Business Rescue, Civil, Civil Unions, Company Law, Consumer Law, Contracts, Conveyancing, Criminal, Custody, Defamation, Divorce, Divorce Mediation, Domestic Partnerships, Domestic Violence, Drunk Driving, Evictions, Family Law, Fraud, High Court Practice, Insolvency, International Child Abduction, Leases, Litigation (Civil), Litigation (Commercial), Litigation (Corporate), Litigation (Criminal), Litigation (General), Litigation (High Court), Litigation (Magistrates Court), Maintenance, Matrimonial, Mediation, Partnership Agreements, Property Law, Sale of Business, Sequestrations, Shareholders Agreements, Trusts, White Collar Crime, Wills
Years of Practice:
29 Bird Street, Central, Port Elizabeth
Eastern Cape
Gqeberha / Port Elizabeth
Postal Address:
29 Bird Street, Central, Port Elizabeth, 6001
How to find us:
Our offices are located 200 meters up the road from the Port Elizabeth High Court in the same street

Van Heerdens Attorneys is one of Port Elizabeth's most innovative and respected law firms, specialising in divorce, family law, and criminal law. We also provide an array of other legal services to our clients in the areas of civil law, commercial law, drafting of contracts, antenuptial contracts, Wills, evictions, and property transfers.

We provide the highest quality legal services to our clients by developing tailor-made solutions to their legal needs.  Whether the matter can be resolved in or out of court, we will find the best and most cost-effective solution available for the case. 

We understand that most people would prefer to avoid the adversarial court process, therefore we offer alternative dispute resolution options such as mediation as a way of resolving conflicts.  If the matter can not be dealt with effectively outside of court, we are equipped to take on the most complex litigation, adopting a problem-solving approach throughout the process.

Our firm's excellent reputation is reflected in the ground-breaking work we do, the valuable client relationships we have, and the quality of our staff.

Our focus areas are:

1. Divorce Law

  • Divorce
  • Divorce Mediation
  • High Asset Divorce
  • International Divorce
  • Missing Spouse Divorce
  • Urgent Relief Applications

2. Family Law

  • Maintenance
  • Care and Contact and Parenting Plans
  • Parental Rights and Responsibilities
  • International Child Abduction
  • Domestic Violence and Protection Orders
  • Cohabitation and Universal Partnership

3. Matrimonial Law

  • Antenuptial Contracts and Prenuptial Contracts
  • Post-nuptial Contracts

4. Criminal Law

  • 24 hour Bail Applications (after-hours bail - 073 124 2000)
  • Formal Bail Applications (in court)
  • Criminal Trial Litigation
  • Plea and Sentence Agreements
  • Appeal and Review Proceedings
  • Asset Forfeiture Proceedings
  • Expungement of Criminal Record
  • Investigating and Initiating Criminal Prosecutions

5. Other Legal Services

  • Civil Litigation
  • Contracts and Commercial
  • Consumer Protection
  • Evictions
  • Property Transfers and Conveyancing
  • Wills


Louis Van Heerden (LLB)
Contact Person:
Louis Van Heerden

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