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Divorce

Why use a Divorce Attorney

Moving, death and divorce are generally considered as the most stressful events any person can suffer. Parties in divorce proceedings must deal with unknown divorce court proceedings, far reaching financial consequences, custody and access to minor children and maintenance issues, all under extreme emotional circumstances.

These circumstances necessitate the appointment of an experienced and knowledgeable divorce attorney that is always available to tend to your needs and support you on all fronts. Baartman & du Plessis Attorneys intend to deliver exactly this service to you.

Most parties opt to engage in divorce mediation, but experience has shown that the individual's attempts to protect his/her interests at all costs, renders most attempts at mediation useless.

Divorce proceedings are initiated by the issue of a summons, in which the plaintiff usually claims for division of assets, custody, access and maintenance of minor children, spousal maintenance, division of interests in pension funds and legal costs. Usually the defendant would defend the action by serving a notice of intention to defend and thereafter a plea on the plaintiff's attorneys. Although most divorces will become settled some will proceed to trail where a judge or magistrate will deliver his/her final judgement.

Our Commitment

Baartman & du Plessis Attorneys gained invaluable experience and skill in this field of law during the past two decades. During this time we invested a great deal of resources to develop the infrastructure to serve our client’s every need including an on-site advocate and safe parking facilities.


We are dedicated to our clients cases, committed to their needs and believe that our accessibility is tantamount to our clients needs, and therefore would not hesitate to provide our clients with our cellphone numbers, allow skype consultations or consult with our clients at different locations.


We are situated in a safe environment close to major highways and are easily accessible from any part of Centurion or Pretoria


Registering a New Case

The first step in opening a new case, would be to arrange for a consultation. Simply click on the shortcuts above to call, skype-call or email us.


Remember to have all documents pertaining to your case  available for consultation, failing which, we may be forced to arrange for another consultation at additional costs. Kindly take note that attorneys are reportable institutions in terms of the FICA Act and that we may require proof of your identity and residential address.


During the consultation we will evaluate the merits of your case as well as legal costs and the consequences thereof.


After acceptance of your case, you will be required to complete and sign a written mandate or service level agreement.