A Boutique Family Law Firm
Based in the center of Cape Town's legal district Bertus Preller & Associates Inc., is one of South Africa's most innovative specialist providers of family law solutions. The firm was named the South African Law Firm of the Year 2015 by ACQ5 Global Finance Magazine Law Awards.
We pride ourselves in providing exceptional legal advice on a full range of family law services and we offer a wealth of experience to ensure a compassionate, straight forward no nonsense approach to Family Law.
As we understand that most couples would prefer to avoid the adversarial Court process, we offer alternative dispute resolution methods such as Collaborative Law and we promote the use of family Mediation as a way of resolving conflict. If however court is inevitable, we are equipped to take on the most complex and difficult litigation adopting a problem solving approach throughout. We also appreciate that spouses are concerned about escalating legal fees in an already difficult time in their lives and therefore we offer a range of competitive fixed-price services and hourly rates services and ensure that costs are kept to a minimum.
Bertus Preller the founder of the firm is the author of the book Everyone's Guide To Divorce and Separation. He is a member of the International Bar Association and serves on the Family Law Committee and the African Regional Forum of the Association.
Bertus is also a member of reunite International Child Abduction Centre, recognised as the leading UK charity specialising in international parental child abduction and the movement of children across international borders and IACP the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, an international community of legal, mental health and financial professionals working in concert to create client-centered processes for resolving conflict.The firm is also a member of the AEA an international network of lawyers with offices situated in 193 countries around the world.
Our family law and divorce law attorneys all have outstanding educational credentials and years of experience and they are primarily focused on Family Law and Divorce Law issues.
Our Commitment To You
It is said that divorce is more emotionally devastating than losing employment, about equal to experiencing a major illness, and somewhat less devastating than the death of a spouse so we understand just how traumatic this process is for you and your loved ones.
As attorneys who are passionate about family law we strive to help our clients to the best of our ability who are considering divorce or separation.
Our Personalised Approach
Our lawyers are sensitive to the very difficult psychological challenges people face during divorce and separation. Our personalized approach allows our clients to deal with divorce using a number of creative approaches.
We have an understanding of the psychology of families and the impact of family breakdown and what happens when couples separate. We believe in the supreme importance of trust, mutual respect, and good communication between our clients and us to have a successful working relationship and a positive legal outcome.
We offer negotiation, mediation, and collaborative law for clients who wish to avoid litigation through the courts, to settle outside of court, or seek more amicable resolutions. Yet, when our clients need aggressive representation, we also litigate effectively, protecting their rights.
Our family and divorce law department offers nationwide expert advice and assistance in all aspects of divorce, separation and family law matters. We can finalize uncontested local and international divorces in as little as 4 to 6 weeks.
Some of our services include: