Family Law and Divorce Services
At HFG Attorneys, we provide specialised Family law services to our clients, this includes, but is not limited to:
- Assisting our clients with instituting and finalisation of divorce proceedings in both the Regional Divorce Court and the High Court of South Africa.
- Assisting our clients and parties with opposed and unopposed divorce proceedings.
- Assisting our clients with Rule 43 applications for interim relief, interdicts and Mandament of Spolie legal proceedings.
- Advising our clients with general divorce law advice regarding the following:
- Formalities for marriages and the systems available, like for instance marriages in community of property, marriages out of community of property that excludes the accrual system and out of community of property with accrual, and the consequences of each system.
- Drafting and concluding of antenuptial contracts.
- Assisting our clients when they want to change their matrimonial property system in terms section 21 of the Matrimonial Property Act, 1984 (Act No. 88 of 1984).
- The legal grounds for divorce in South Africa.
- Issues relating to your children: Guardianship and care, Contact, Rights of unmarried fathers, Abduction of children, Emigration and relocation of children and also Children Court proceedings.
- Assisting clients with actions and court proceedings in terms of the Maintenance Act, 1998 (Act No. 99 of 1998) for:
- Application for maintenance orders.
- Application for increase/decrease/variation of maintenance orders made by a court.
- Instituting and conducting of financial enquiries, both informal and formal, in terms of the Maintenance Act, 1998 and to represent our clients therein.
- Enforcing remedies for failure to pay maintenance in terms of an order like:
- Warrant of execution to attach movable and immovable property of the defaulting parties and to arrange to sell the attached property in auction to recover arrear maintenance.
- Garnishee orders against the employers of defaulting parties, to deduct monthly maintenance from the opposing party’s salary and pay it over to the person that has a maintenance order against the other person.
- Institution of criminal proceedings for failure to pay maintenance in terms of section 31 of the Maintenance Act, 1998.
- Attachment of the defaulting maintenance parties pension/provident fund to recover the arrear maintenance.
For any assistance regarding our family law services, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.