What does the word “litigation” mean?
It is the process of taking a Civil law suit (legal dispute) to Court.
Our firms attends to general litigation in Magistrate Court and High Court, for example but not limited to: All general litigation relating to contractual and lease disputes, enforcement of agreements and damages caused by breach of provisions in agreements., matrimonial and Family Law litigation, including divorce and interim maintenance relief, custody and maintenance matters, Insurance Law related disputes and claims, Personal injury and delictual claims for losses and damages suffers, Business Rescue matters, Debt Collections.
More on divorce matters:
Our firms has highly competent divorce lawyers who specialises in contested/opposed divorces and uncontested/unopposed matters. In South Africa, the marital regime of the parties determines how the assets will be divided upon dissolution of the marriage, the assets being those at the time of the divorce.
Civil marriages, civil unions and those religious marriages conducted by registered marriage officers can only be dissolved by order of the court. The spouse wishing to end the marriage must issue a summons against the other spouse, stating that the relationship has broken down, that there is no reasonable prospect of restoring the relationship and which matrimonial property regime governs the marriage. The summons must make provision for the division of the estate, either stating that the parties have entered into a prior agreement or asking the court to divide the joint estate or enforce the provisions of the registered Antenuptial Agreement. Parties must also set out what the arrangements are with regards to any children born or adopted during the marriage.
Legal costs in divorce proceedings pertaining obtaining a court order, the court may award such costs as may be fair. These costs may also be subject to taxation. While costs are generally awarded to the successful party, this is not an absolute rule. A court may decide not to award costs at all, or may apportion the costs of the proceedings between the parties.