Commercial law, property 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.
The Rights of Unmarried Biological Fathers in relation to their Child
March 2018
What are the parental rights of a child's biological father if he and the mother of the child are not married? Can he be refused access to his child?

Duties and Liabilities of Directors
February 2018
The recent Steinhoff debacle has dominated conversation across South Africa and in light of this, the duties and liabilities of directors has found renewed interest with Markus Jooste’s actions forming the basis of the debate. This article will attempt to provide some clarity on the role of directors and the fiduciary duties they may owe to the company, and in doing so may provide the reader with a better understanding of the matter.

Avoiding high cost litigation with Alternative Dispute Resolution Mechanisms
February 2018
Dealing with workplace disputes in a professional, effective and timely manner is important to maintaining a healthy work environment for all. Businesses should have specific policies in place in terms of dispute management to ensure that disputes are always resolved internally in a fair and uniform manner.

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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Somerset West, 7130
P O Box 1029, Strand, 7139

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