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DIFFORD UNDERWOOD INC.

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Family Law

Difford Underwood Inc. was established to provide clients facing matrimonial and family law difficulties with a supportive environment where focus is placed on workable solutions to often complicated situations. We aim to reduce conflict and costs by offering practical solutions and settlements or by using alternative dispute resolution techniques. However, where settlement cannot be achieved and litigation is inevitable, we are well equipped to deal with all and any court proceedings to ensure a positive legal outcome.

Cohabitation Agreements

Cohabitation Agreements
The concept of a ‘common law’ husband or wife no longer exists in South African Law. As such, there are no legal obligations or rights which attach to unmarried…

Divorce

Divorce
Formal divorce proceedings are instituted when a Summons is issued by the Court and served by the Sheriff of the Court on the other spouse. The spouse instituting…

Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence
“Physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional, verbal and psychological abuse, economic abuse, intimidation, harassment, stalking, damage to property, entry into…

Maintenance

Maintenance
Maintenance is one of the biggest issues that arises once a marriage relationship has broken down. Often, one party is left without an adequate monthly contribution…

Parenting Plans

Parent Plans
Where a marriage or a relationship has broken down and the parties are the biological parents of a minor child/children, it is highly recommended that a…

Separation

Separation
There is no provision made in South African Law for a ‘legal separation’. However, couples may want to separate for a period of time when experiencing difficulties…

Spousal Maintenance

Spousal Maintenance
It is possible to obtain a Court Order for spousal maintenance, both before the divorce is finalised and in the Court Order finalising the divorce…

Types of Matrimonial Systems

Types of Matrimonial Systems
Amidst the excitement of an engagement and the build-up to the wedding day the importance of an Antenuptial Contract is often overlooked. While it can be a sobering …
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