LEGAL PRACTITIONERS and Other Service Providers!

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This is your FIRST STEP if you are looking for legal or professional support. We:

  • Guarantee a response within 1 working hour,
  • Are uncomplicated, friendly and professional,
  • Our fees are sensitive to the South African economy,
  • Have a team of professionals in all major Cities,
  • Function with integrity, attention to detail and are objective driven,
  • Use technology, innovation and internal processes to streamline your experience,
  • Strive to improve the sector we operate in.



In our ‘team’ we have Legal Practitioners (Lawyers & Attorneys) and other Professionals who offer parallel solutions. Our website menu items LEGAL PRACTITIONERS and OTHER PROFESSIONALS offer a summary of services and will help you decide which type of service provider to use. Please review both pages. Afterwards, if you are still not sure who to use please ask for guidance using the Immediate Action Form on the Contacts Page.



For free services you could engage with an organization such as or visit for free information. Depending on your issue any of the following organizations might be appropriate and mandated to help for free:

  • The National Consumer Commission,
  • CGSO,
  • CCMA,
  • Housing Tribunal,
  • For insurance or banking issues, you should contact the appropriate ombudsman.

If you are looking to hire a Professional we guarantee that the fees quoted will be reasonable and you will not be charged anything until you have accepted a quote or entered into an engagement letter. Payment options will be communicated and might include hourly, per project, fixed rate or retainer. See a Cost Guideline HERE. The use of a Legal Practitioner or Court should be engaged with only once you have exhausted all amicable and free options, or if the matter at hand needs legal guidance and an expert to expedite a solution.


An E-Consult is an effective way to receive expedited support for select, once off or ad hoc matters. Please visit the menu item for more information on this process. CLICK HERE



South African Working days. No public holidays.

  • Monday-Thursday from 09h00-13h00 and 14h00-16h00.
  • Friday 09h00-13h00.



Child Maintenance

Child maintenance in South Africa is a legal obligation that ensures both parents contribute financially to the upbringing and well-being of their child, even if they are no longer together. It's a way to ensure that children receive the support they need to thrive, regardless of their parents' relationship status. Here's a simplified explanation of how child maintenance works:

When parents separate or divorce, one parent usually becomes the primary caregiver, while the other parent is required to pay child maintenance. This financial support covers essential expenses such as food, clothing, education, healthcare, and housing for the child.

The amount of child maintenance to be paid is determined based on various factors including the needs of the child, the financial circumstances of both parents, and any existing agreements or court orders. If the parents can agree on the amount of maintenance to be paid, they can formalize this agreement through a written contract or consent order.

However, if the parents cannot agree, the primary caregiver can apply to the Maintenance Court for a maintenance order. The court will assess the financial circumstances of both parents and determine a fair and reasonable amount of maintenance to be paid. This amount can be adjusted over time if there are changes in the parents' circumstances or the needs of the child.

Once a maintenance order is granted, the non-custodial parent is legally obligated to pay the specified amount of maintenance on a regular basis, usually monthly. Failure to pay child maintenance is a serious offense and can result in legal consequences such as fines, garnishment of wages, or even imprisonment.

Overall, child maintenance in South Africa is a vital mechanism for ensuring that both parents fulfil their responsibility to support their children financially, thereby promoting the well-being and development of the next generation.

The information on this page is not legal advice. Please engage with our team so we can assign your request to a Legal Practitioner. We look forward to being of service.

Child Maintenance