Divorce and Family Law

Divorce and Family Law

Divorce and Family Law Attorneys

Divorce Proceedings

Let us assist you with your divorce.  We will explain your rights and obligations as well as the divorce process and what to expect as the divorce unfolds.

Divorces are either opposed (contested) or unopposed (uncontested). If you and your spouse argue over one or over more aspect relating to the divorce, such as child maintenance or how the assets will be divided, then the divorce will be an opposed divorce.

Unopposed Divorce

When both Spouses are in absolute agreement about all the details relating to the divorce, then the divorce is an Unopposed Divorce. Unopposed divorces gets finalised fast and if one knows the process (as we do), can be concluded in a matter of weeks.

As Divorce Lawyers, we take the stress out of the situation as we liaise with the Court, Sheriff and Family Advocate (if required).

We have set fees for Uncontested Divorces:

Unopposed Divorces are charged at the rate of R6500.00 excluding VAT. Our services includes:

Initial consultation;

Drafting of Summons and Particulars of Claim;

Drafting of Settlement Agreement if applicable. (Once off consultation, limited to two hours);

Sheriffs’ fees (per service, on one occasion);

First appearance fee.

Contact us for a quote detailing all the possible charges and jurisdiction.

Opposed Divorce

If you and your spouse fight over any aspect relating to the divorce, then your divorce will be contested.  A contested divorce can take years to get finalised and it is important to have a knowledgeable Divorce Attorney to assist you.

This does not mean that it cannot be settled, it simply means that we will have to negotiate harder before the matter can be settled. We can attempt settlement at any stage.  It is only in exceptional cases that a matter will proceed all the way to trial.

The Five Steps of Divorce Procedures

Understanding the procedure better should give you some idea of the way forward:

Preparation – The Consult

Filing of Pleadings

Settlement Talks



Martin Vermaak Attorneys is a leading Firm of Divorce Attorneys with more than a decade of experience in Divorce Law. Take the next step to resolving your issue by calling us on 011 875-4311 or by booking a no obligation Consultation.