Family Law

Matters related to aspects of Family Law can often be very emotional. For that reason, our team at Maree van den Berg treats every case individually, with professionalism but also understanding of what our clients are going through. In that way we are able to achieve the best outcome for those involved.

We help with matters including:
  • Drafting of ante-nuptial contracts, attending to their notarization and registration with the Deeds office
  • Divorce litigation, liquidation, and settlement agreements
  • Child and spousal maintenance applications, enquiries, and variation
  • Application for appointment of legal guardians of minor children, curator ad litem and curator bonis for the mentally handicapped and persons incapable of managing their own affairs
  • Matrimonial matters and applications for change of matrimonial property regimes

Trusts & Estates

We use our collective knowledge and experience to provide expert services and quality advice relating to matters of trusts, insolvency, and estates practice. Too many people put off proper planning and management of their estates and as a result, suffer great losses at the end of the day. Let us help you establish a solid foundation for your future and that of your loved ones.

Our services include:
  • Drafting of trust deeds
  • Registration of new trusts and amendments to existing ones
  • Drafting of wills and redistribution agreements
  • Administration of deceased estates
  • Insolvency administration and litigation
  • Acting on behalf of liquidators and trustees of insolvent estates in insolvency litigation matters
  • Attending to special enquiries such as 417 interrogations
  • Acting as commissioner in section 417 enquiries
  • Estate planning

Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Many people do not enforce their rights because they don’t understand the process of taking legal action. If you’ve been wronged by the action/inaction of a person or company, it’s important that you get the compensation you deserve. Our attorneys will walk you through whatever issues you are facing using decades of experience and a goldmine of knowledge to ensure excellent results.

At Maree van den Berg we can help you with:
  • Criminal and civil litigation in magistrates court, high court, supreme court of appeals, constitutional court
  • Litigation in third party claims (RAF), medical negligence cases, claims for unlawful detention/arrest
  • Arbitration services, providing legal representation in CCMA arbitrations
  • Mediation services
  • Proven abilities in trial advocacy, investigations, settlements, case preparation
  • Nationwide reach through a network of advocates and correspondents

Property and Commercial Law

We tailor our legal services and solutions to each client’s industry-specific needs to guarantee the best possible results. With us you can depend on a legal partner that is always professional, accountable, and available with expert advice and services for everything related to property and commercial law. We can help you with:

We can help you with:
  • Registration of transfer of immovable properties
  • Registration and cancellation of mortgage bonds, notarial bonds, and servitudes
  • Advisory services re: acquisition and development of residential and commercial properties
  • Debt collection and financial recoveries
  • Commercial and contractual litigation, drafting of leases and all commercial contracts, building and construction contracts, including subcontract agreements
  • Intellectual property law, with specific specialization in copyright and trademark infringement disputes

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