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There is No Winner in Divorce Court

There is No Winner in Divorce Court

You’re angry as hell at the spouse you thought you knew. You want to hire the meanest, toughest SOB divorce lawyer you can find and exact the retribution you deserve by going to court. How could a judge not agree that your spouse is a complete (insert description here) and side with you on all […]

26th June 2016 | By More
Don’t Divorce on Social Media

Don’t Divorce on Social Media

Every morning, as I drink my morning cup of coffee, I scroll through my Facebook news feed, and it does not take me long before I come across a “friend’s” post that causes me to shake my head, and think “Why would they post that?” In today’s social media savvy world, people are often quick […]

8th December 2015 | By More
When Divorce Litigation is Inevitable

When Divorce Litigation is Inevitable

Although litigation is traditionally the most common option for divorce, around 90% of divorces are settled out of court worldwide. Good litigation ought to negotiate the best compromise that will keep your divorce case out of court. However, there are instances where going to court remains the most viable option, only if you have honestly […]

15th September 2015 | By More
Maintenance Defaulters Beware!

Maintenance Defaulters Beware!

President Jacob Zuma has signed the much-criticised Maintenance Amendment Act (Act No 9 of 2015) into law‚ a statement said today. “The aim of the Act is to amend the Maintenance Act‚ 1998 (Act No 99 of 1998)‚ in order to improve the maintenance system‚” the Presidency said. The Act‚ the statement said‚ seeks to […]

9th September 2015 | By More
The Four Divorce Alternatives

The Four Divorce Alternatives

No two marriages are the same, and so it only follows that no two divorces will be the same, either. In fact, if you are contemplating divorce, you have several options about how to proceed. In general terms, you need to consider four broad categories of divorce alternatives: Do-It-Yourself (DIY), Mediation, Collaborative and Litigation. Let’s take a […]

17th August 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
Is Litigation Worth It?

Is Litigation Worth It?

What happens in reality is that the litigation process takes hold of both clients and carries them away like a raging river. They fall into it and almost lose control over what happens. The attorneys do the best they can, but the way they are trained is to simply force the next legal step on […]

14th April 2015 | By More
Litigational Abuse

Litigational Abuse

. Litigational Abuse . . . Definition: Deliberate, protracted litigation, of actions that have little or no merit, with the vexatious and/or frivolous intent to harass or subdue an adversary. Legal victimisation, intended to impose severe psychological stress and financial ruin. Falsification of evidence and improper manipulation of the legal system. Effects: People are impoverished […]

25th March 2015 | By More