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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