The Family Law department assists clients with:
- Maintenance matters
- Variation of existing divorce orders, where possible
- Protection orders
- Advice on separation of parties involved in cohabitation relationships
- General family law advice
In divorce matters finalising a settlement and the practical implementation thereof is crucial. Certain repercussions of divorce, such as ongoing contact and access arrangements in respect of minors, maintenance payments and facilitating immediate payment from Pension Funds, have proved problematic.
In particular, clients should be aware of the impact of changed pension and revenue legislation on their claims for immediate payment of pension monies after divorce, to avoid unnecessary related legal action. In one instance a client who received a pension payment from the pension fund soon after divorce was later sued in the Magistrate`s Court by her former spouse for payment of the tax portion of the sum she received. The tax portion was erroneously deducted by the Pension Fund, as the taxability aspect was not clear, the matter is pending but sound legal advise on this point would have avoided the action against our client, and the resulting costs.
We can assist and provide valuable information and efficient assistance with all of the above.