Commercial law, property law

FAMILY LAW

What Is Family Law?

Family law addresses legal issues that arise in families or other personal relationships such as marriages, civil unions, domestic partnerships, domestic abuse, property settlement issues, parental responsibility and plans for shared parenting. We pride ourselves in addressing these issues sensitively, expediently and in the shortest time possible.

Issues addressed by this office include, but are not restricted to:
  • Divorce/Paternity Issues
  • Child Custody
  • Visitation Plans
  • Child Support
  • Spousal Support
  • Division of Property
  • Restraining Orders (Domestic violence and Civil)
  • Maintenance matters
  • Ante nuptial agreements
  • Appointment of curators
  • Dispute resolution
Our family law department has vast experience in family legal issues, encompassing all divisions of family law. Leon Viljoen heads this department and will provide you with expert advice and assistance on request.
FEATURED NEWS
The Protection of Personal Information Act - What you need to know
July 2017
POPIA signifies the bare minimum standards and requirements for the recording, processing and sharing of personal information. It is essential that both individuals and businesses are acutely aware of the rights and obligations that the Act will confer on them as most, if not all, are privy to varying degrees of personal information on other people and entities.

New insights from the Constitutional Court bench – the “just and equitable” requirement in eviction proceedings
July 2017
On 8 June 2017, the Constitutional Court of South Africa handed down a landmark judgment with regards to the rights of illegal occupants in eviction proceedings in Occupiers of Erven 87 and 88 Berea and Christiaan Frederick De Wet and another. Some media publications’ analysis of the judgment could lead one to believe that in circumstances where homelessness is the fate of a potential evictee, an eviction may not be granted by a court under any circumstances. However, the true legal position is slightly more complex and cannot be summarised in such simple terms

MLV on Radio Helderberg

Tune into Radio Helderberg 93.6 every Wednesday for "Regskolom" at 14h30 to hear one of the legal professionals from Malan Lourens Viljoen share insights into the legal world.

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Malan Lourens Viljoen Inc
12 Pickle Street, Strand, 7140
P O Box 1029, Strand, 7139

Tel +27 21 853 1535
Fax +27 21 854 6078
Email admin@mlalaw.co.za

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