Family Law

Paizes Attorneys is committed to providing our clients with the best legal advice in Family Law. We are highly skilled and trained in this field.

We are compassionate and sympathetic when it comes to our client’s matters, as this can be a very demanding and emotional journey for them.

Our Family Law services include:

  • Antenuptial contracts
  • Same sex marriages and relationship disputes
  • Change of matrimonial property regimes
  • Cohabitation Agreements
  • Unopposed divorces, including settlement agreements
  • Opposed divorces
    • Rule 43
    • Division of Assets
    • Forfeiture
    • Matrimonial Property Regimes and the Interpretation of Antenuptial contracts
  • Child Law
    • Parental responsibilities and rights as defined in the Children’s Act
    • Unmarried fathers – biological
    • Unmarried mothers
    • Guardians and Caregivers appointed in terms of a Will
    • Guardians and Caregivers appointed in terms of the Children’s Act
    • Relocation applications and disputes – High Court Application and the defence thereto
    • Parental plans
  • Domestic violence
    • Application and the drafting of the necessary affidavits for an application for an domestic violence protection action and the protection of our client’s rights (DVI)
    • Defending an interim protection order (DVI) and the drafting of the necessary opposing affidavits and the court appearances associated with the defence
  • Maintenance
    • Application of increase or decrease of maintenance payments
    • Application for the removal of a current maintenance order
    • Paternity applications and disputes