Johan (JP) van Niekerk handles divorce and family law matters at Smit Kruger Inc. in Cape Town where he is also a Director.
Johan holds the degrees BA (Hons) LLB, LLM and has furthermore attended several specialisation courses to stay on top of developments in his respective areas of practice. He is an admitted attorney in the Republic of South Africa with rights to appear in the High Court.
Backed by extensive knowledge and a lifetime of experience, Johan follows an approach of effective problem solving with regards to complex matrimonial matters. He takes a personal interest in each case and ensures accessibility and regular follow-up with clients.
Besides divorce, other related matters also handled by the firm include inter alia Civil Unions, the Provisions of the Children’s Act, the parental rights of contact to children, their primary care and custody, maintenance and related issues.
Being in close proximity of the courts in Cape Town enables Johan to accept instructions from across the Western Cape.
Aspects of Matrimonial affairs falling within the firm’s scope include:
All aspects of marriage, divorce, maintenance and custody law.
Instituted divorce proceedings as well as Rule 43 applications. Contested or uncontested divorce applications and conducting of divorce trials. In cases where a basis for settlement could be established, constructive negotiations are initiated.
Claim for damages
Adultery and alienation of affection.
Including orders in terms of the Domestic Violence Act, 116 of 1998.
Advice on maintenance law; attending on applications for maintenance and non-compliance with court orders.
Child Custody issues
Applications for access and contact. Criminal proceedings in event of abuse in the matrimonial home. Arrangement of family advocate and child-line appointments.
For a discussion on the attorney’s role in divorce, be sure to visit Getting a divorce.
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This informative government website provides information on a wide range of maintenance related issues including the steps to follow, cost, application forms and contact details for obtaining a maintenance order or to have an existing order amended.
The Office of the Family Advocate is involved in the evaluation and recommendation to the relevant Court upon written request by a party in a divorce action or application related to disputes over primary care or contact or any aspect of parental rights of children.
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