Our Expertise/

Family Law and Deceased Estates/

Our Family Law department is committed to an effective, solutions-driven approach to all family law matters. We strive to provide you with a thorough understanding of the law in relation to your matter so you can best understand your legal position.

Our Family Law Department offers expert advice and assistance in all areas of family law matters./

Our goal is to not only provide you with a thorough understanding of the law, so that you better understand your legal position, but to also advise you on how best to resolve the disputes you may encounter in a manner, that is both cost effective and resolution-driven.

The director of the Family Law Department at Witz Inc and CEO, Claire Thomson, has previously held the position of Acting Magistrate in the Children’s Court and is extremely passionate about the care and wellbeing of children. When faced with any matter involving children, you can be assured that Witz Inc strives to seek a solution which above all else reflects the best interests of the child.

Witz Inc prides itself in honesty and transparency. Ensuring that our clients are best prepared for their legal journey is of utmost importance to us at Witz Inc and we always ensure that our client’s best interests are looked after. Before taking on any matter, our team will ensure that you have realistic expectations of all aspects of your matter.

Our family law department specialises in:

  • Divorce and matrimonial property law
  • Matters involving children including parental rights and responsibilities in regard to minors
  • Protection Orders
  • Cohabitation agreements
  • Assisting clients with the drafting of their antenuptial contracts prior to marriage.
  • Managing mental health applications and curatorship applications on behalf of clients and their families
  • Offering a complete service of drafting wills and the winding up of deceased estates
  • Matters in relation to protection orders

Divorce

  • Mediation
  • Unopposed and opposed divorce proceedings

Matters involving children

  • Maintenance applications
  • Adoptions
  • Children’s court proceedings
  • International relocation applications

Deceased estates and wills

    Our deceased estates department can assist you with the following:

  • Drafting your last will and testament which may include a testamentary trust
  • Winding up of a deceased estate which may include:
    • Assisting you to complete the necessary reporting documents
    • Apply on behalf of the client for letters of executorship to be issued by the Master
    • Opening of an estate bank account
    • Attend to report death at SARS and apply for a tax clearance certificate
    • Attend to the necessary advertisements
    • Drafting of a liquidation and distribution account
    • Attend to advertise the account
    • Attend to other necessary requirements.

Marriage contracts and Weddings

  • Antenuptial contracts
  • Post-nuptial contracts
  • Hosting wedding ceremonies