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FAQ

Currently R700.00 for a normal consultation; R850 for a will and R2 280.00 for an Antenuptial contract,  subject to change.


How much is the first consultation?

INFORMATION NEEDED FOR DIVORCE

  • ORIGINAL YELLOW MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE
  • COPIES OF BOTH PARTIES' IDENTITY DOCUMENTS
  • BIRTH CERTIFICATES OF MINOR CHILDREN
  • LIST OF ASSETS AND LIABILITIES (BOTH PARTIES)
  • LIST OF INCOME AND EXPENSES (BOTH PARTIES)
  • ANTENUPTIAL CONTRACT (IF APPLICABLE)
  • LIST OF LIFE POLICIES
  • PENSION / PROVIDENT FUND INFORMATION FOR BOTH PARTIES,WITH VALUES WHERE AVAILABLE



DOCUMENTS NEEDED FOR CONSULTATION IN ESTATE


  • ORIGINAL YELLOW DEATH CERTIFICATE
  • ORIGINAL IDENTITY DOCUMENT – DECEASED - STAMPED "DECEASED"; SPOUSE; CHILDREN
  • MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE AND ANTENUPTIAL CONTRACT
  • BIRTH CERTIFICATES OF MINOR CHILDREN
  • VALUATIONS OF PROPERTIES WITH MOST RECENT BOND STATEMENT
  • MOST RECENT UTILITY BILL OF ALL PROPERTIES INVOLVED
  • TITLE DEEDS OF ALL PROPERTIES IF AVAILABLE
  • VALUATIONS OF VEHICLES WITH ORIGINAL REGISTRATION DOCUMENTS; OR
  • IF STILL UNDER FINANCE MOST RECENT STATEMENT FROM FINANCE HOUSE
  • POLICY DOCUMENTS WITH ALL RELEVANT DOCUMENTS AND CORRESPONDENCE
  • TAX NUMBER INCLUDING DOCUMENTS FROM SARS FOR DECEASED
  • TAX CERTIFICATES – IRP5, IT3'S FROM INSURANCE COMPANIES IF AVAILABLE
  • PROOF OF PROVIDENT OR PENSION FUND WITH CONTACT DETAILS
  • TAX NUMBERS OF ALL HEIRS - ON OFFICIAL SARS DOCUMENT
  • PROOF OF SHARES; UNIT TRUSTS
  • PROOF OF MEDICAL AID WITH IT3 IF AVAILABLE
  • ALL BANK ACCOUNT NUMBERS; BANK AT WHICH HELD WITH MOST RECENT STATEMENT FOR ALL ACCOUNTS IN DECEASED'S NAME
  • ALL CREDIT CARD ACCOUNTS HELD WITH MOST RECENT STATEMENTS
  • ALL MEDICAL REPORTS; POLICE REPORTS IF UNNATURAL CAUSES WITH ALL INVESTIGATION REPORTS
  • INVOICE FROM FUNERAL HOME / UNDERTAKERS
  • AS MUCH INFORMATION AS POSSIBLE WITH REGARDS THE DECEASED
  • PROVISIONAL DEPOSIT OF AT LEAST R2 000.00 TO COVER INITIAL COSTS

No, we do not have card facilities – either cash or electronic transfer before consultation

Can we pay by card?

Unfortunately no. You have to book an appointment. The attorneys do not do telephonic consultations.

Can I speak to the attorney reading a problem I have?

We deal with family law (divorces; maintenance; custody and access; children); deceased estate; conveyancing (property transfers), as well as some civil matter such as outstanding debt, accident claims, money owed by one party to another or work not done as agreed .We DO NOT take on Road Accident Fund, CCMA or criminal matters


What does your practice specialise in?

Your yellow marriage certificate, identity documents of both husband and wife, birth certificates of any minor children, antenuptial contract if applicable, list of assets and liabilities, list of income and expenditure and list of life policies and pensions / retirement funds



What do I need to bring with for a divorce?

Take your divorce order and settlement, together with proof of non-payment to the maintenance officer at the court in the area where the children are resident.


My ex is not paying maintenance. What can I do?

Book to consult with the attorney, who will be able to assist you with attending the Children’s Court of necessary.

There is a problem with my child/ren and contact with another party?

Go to the domestic violence officer at the magistrate’s court for the area where you are resident or employed and apply for a domestic violence interdict. In the meantime, book an appointment to see the attorney and bring a copy of the application with you.   

My spouse / partner is abusive. What do I do?

First establish if there is a will. If so, contact the executor appointed, if an attorney, chartered accountant or bank, who will assist you. If no executor appointed, a person other than a practising attorney or C.A. or no will, first book an appointment to see the attorney, who will provide you with a list of documents required to bring with you and who will assist you with the estate.


A family member has passed away? Must I go to the Master of the High Court?

 Book an appointment for the person, as long as they are o sound mind, to see the attorney to have a power of attorney drawn up. They will need to bring their identity document, together with the identity document of the person they want to appoint to deal with their matters.


A spouse / family relative is not well and we need to get a Power of Attorney?

If you are selling through an estate agent, have the attorney look at the contract before signing. If it is a private sale, book a consultation with the attorneys for the seller/s and purchaser/s to attend to have the Offer to Purchase drawn up. They must bring identity documents, tax numbers and proof of current residential address ( not older than2 months) with them


I want to sell my property. What do I need to do?