Salòme Eilers Attorneys is a Family Law firm based in Pretoria. Salòme Eilers specializes in all Family Law related matters, more particularly divorce matters, custody disputes, maintenance matters and antenuptial contracts
Salòme Eilers Attorneys is a Family Law firm based in Pretoria. Salòme Eilers specializes in all Family Law related matters, more particularly divorce matters, custody disputes, maintenance matters and antenuptial contracts. Salòme Eilers has many years of experience in Family Law matters and therefore understands the emotional experience that these matters bring about on all family members. We offer a compassionate approach towards our clients but a straight forward and no – nonsense approach to the Law.We have an understanding of the psychology of families, the impact of family breakdown as well as the emotional trauma when couples separate. We believe in the importance of trust, mutual respect, efficient communications between our clients and us and to have a successful working relationship and a positive legal outcome. We offer a swift service that is both efficient and professional and ensure on getting the best results possible and the most suitable outcome for all.As we understand that most couples would prefer to avoid the adversarial court process, we offer and promote the use of mediation as a way to resolve the conflict. If, however, the court process is inevitable, we are equipped to take on complex and difficult matters.
Family law consists of a body of statutes and case precedents that govern the legal responsibilities between individuals who share a domestic connection. These cases usually involve parties who are related by blood or marriage, but family law can affect those in more distant or casual relationships as well. Due to the emotionally-charged nature of most family law cases, litigants are strongly advised to retain legal counsel.The vast majority of family law proceedings come about as a result of the termination of a marriage or romantic relationship. Family law attorneys help their clients file for separation or divorce, alimony, and child custody, visitation, and support. Spouses married a short time may seek an annulment, and special rights may exist between same-sex couples. The division of property at the end of a marriage is also a common issue in family law cases.With respect to property division at the time of divorce, every state has a comprehensive set of laws in place to determine the rights of the parties. However, couples who do not agree with the default rules in their state can “opt-out” by hiring a lawyer to draft a prenuptial agreement. Absent fraud or duress, courts will enforce these premarital agreements upon divorce, and distribute property and financial support accordingly.