Our family and matrimonial law department provides a range of family law services to clients. Each of our practitioners has a wealth of knowledge and experience in various areas of family and matrimonial law.

Our practitioners have outstanding educational credentials, in addition to their experience allowing them to service a range of client needs. While the division focuses primarily on Family and Matrimonial Law, their diversity and expertise allows them to assist clients with varying legal issues.

Our practitioners understand that often clients seek assistance and guidance from them during situations of high conflict and stress and they endeavour to treat all clients with a level of understanding and sensitivity, achieving the best possible outcome for the client.

Our expertise include the following areas of family and matrimonial law:

• Unopposed and opposed divorces
• Civil, customary and religious marriages
• Cohabitation agreements
• Universal partnerships
• Civil union agreements
• Same sex marriages
• Muslim marriage contracts and Muslim personal law
• Hindu Personal Law
• African Customary Law
• Ante-nuptial contracts and post-nuptial contracts
• Mediation and settlement in divorce and other legal proceedings
• Opinions on Family and Matrimonial law
• Domestic Violence matters and protection orders
• Child and spousal maintenance
• Parental rights and responsibilities of children (including guardianship, care and contract)
• Biological fathers’ rights and access to children
• Grandparents rights and access to children
• Surrogacy/ Reproductive Law Applications and Agreements (egg donation)
• International family law matters (marriage outside of South Africa, foreigners married in South Africa)
• Urgent family and matrimonial actions/applications (including Rule 43 Applications, Travel Applications)
• Variations and enforcement of court orders
• Other general family law matters

Who to speak to:


Kaamilah Paulse