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Collaborative Divorce in South Africa

Collaborative Divorce in South Africa

Does the thought of going through a divorce fill you with a thousand stress- inducing questions? Collaborative Divorce is a new trend in South Africa, which has been practiced successfully in the US, UK and Australia for several years. Will it take forever? What will the impact be on the children?  Will they cope?  Will […]

22nd May 2017 | By More
Angelina & Brad Disgrace Wedding Vows

Angelina & Brad Disgrace Wedding Vows

Why we have to keep our promises, especially when we get divorced. We don’t know exactly what Angie and Brad promised each other on their wedding day, but from the tabloids we do know that their children helped to write their vows and one of them was “to say sorry, whenever they had a fight”. […]

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Divorce: The War Stops Here

Divorce: The War Stops Here

. How can anyone with first-hand experience of this dreadful tragedy, advise others to engage in a legal war to divorce? . . In her blog about divorce, Morgan Deane advises the readers of her Greengirlsguide as follows: “Peace? Hah! Now the War begins for real, so you’d better equip yourself with some balls and […]

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Is Media Fueling the Divorce War?

Is Media Fueling the Divorce War?

. . News24 HOT TOPICS today: “Morgan Deane talks divorce: Now the war begins for real” . Divorce is an extremely sensitive family matter, notorious for its devastating effects on spouses, their children, their extended families, friends, colleagues and even new partners. The destruction is more often than not caused by the acrimonious litigation extended […]

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Who needs an Attorney, if 90% of Divorces settle Out of Court?

Who needs an Attorney, if 90% of Divorces settle Out of Court?

It’s time for a NEW Strategy! When people decide to get divorced, what is the first thing they do? They consult an attorney at a considerable fee who proceeds with issuing summons to the other party. This legal document accuses their spouse of some or other wrong-doing and literally threaten them to incur even more […]

4th February 2017 | By More
A Fair Divorce is NOT a Legal Process

A Fair Divorce is NOT a Legal Process

. . Divorce should not be an unfair legal process. It ought to be a process of un-coupling and physical separation with among others, a legal component. . What happens to us when we get divorced? We feel sad, disappointed, disillusioned, angry and afraid of what lies ahead. Our biggest concerns are about being able to […]

24th August 2016 | By More
Collaborative Divorce Mitigates Against Stress

Collaborative Divorce Mitigates Against Stress

I am an attorney.  When people phone to enquire about a divorce there are only two questions that they want answered – How much will it cost and how soon can it be done? These questions are undoubtedly important.  Yet I am still surprised that a decision to end a marriage and proceed with a […]

8th September 2015 | By More
Litigation versus Collaboration

Litigation versus Collaboration

Litigation will cost a lot of money, often hundreds of thousands of Rand. The litigated process demands that a set series of processes take place and it takes up a huge amount of time for attorneys to comply with the process and rules. Advocates are often appointed in addition to attorneys and whole days can […]

14th April 2015 | By More
What is a fair divorce?

What is a fair divorce?

A fair divorce is where the needs of both parents are in balance like the scales of justice, while keeping the children’s needs in mind as the overriding factor. Even if your spouse is angry and bitter, you can change this by not reacting in fear and anger yourself. You don’t have to be on […]

25th March 2015 | By More
How does Mediation differ from Collaborative Law?

How does Mediation differ from Collaborative Law?

In mediation, an impartial third party, who acts as the mediator, assists the parties with their negotiations and tries to help them settle their dispute. The mediator does not have to be an attorney and cannot act as an advocate for either side or give either party legal advice. In other words, if an agreement […]

19th March 2015 | By More