FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
When do I need an attorney?
Many people believe they need an attorney’s services only to solve a problem or to get out of a difficult situation. Often‚ the best time to see an attorney is not when you are in legal trouble but before that trouble occurs. By eliminating potential problems, Boela van der Merwe Attorneys can save you time‚ money‚ and needless worry.
What should my attorney expect from me?
What should I look for when choosing a legal firm?
Some of things that you should look for in a legal firm‚ include:
How will I be billed for legal work?
What is a contract?
A contract is a legally binding agreement in which property‚ goods or services are provided in exchange for something of value‚ such as money. Some common types of contracts into which an individual might enter include:
Contracts are usually legally binding. Be sure you understand exactly to what you are agreeing. If you have questions, see your attorney before you sign. If you agree to something which is not in your interest, an attorney may not be able to undo the damage.
Can I get out of a contract?
It does depend on the clauses written in the contract. We have experienced attorneys who are able to advice you accordingly.
How do I make an appointment with an attorney?
Simply email our reception or fill in the form on our contact page and we will be in touch to set up an appointment with you.
How do I get a divorce?
The first step would be to contact our office and arrange a consultation with the attorney. Thereafter the attorney will discuss the process to follow as pertaining to your individual case.
How can you help me adopt a child?
The Children's Act 38 of 2005 prescribes the process to be followed. Our firm has successfully assisted many parents in adopting children.
What is the first step in evicting a non-paying tenant?
A letter of demand is the first step and thereafter the legal process of eviction will be discussed.
How do I apply for primary residency of my child?
Section 7 (1) of the Children's Act considers all the factors relating to primary residency of a child. The best interest of the child is paramount in deciding the primary residence of the child.
I'm buying a property, what do I legally need to do?
It is the sellers prerogative to appoint an attorney to attend to the transfer and registration of the property into the purchasers name.
I'm selling a property, what should I do if I accept an offer?
Once an Offer of Purchase has been signed by both parties, the Offer to Purchase is then submitted to our experienced and efficient conveyancing department who will complete the registration process.
How do I make a will?
Arrange a consultation with one of our attorneys who will advise and assist you in drafting your will to suit your individual wishes.
How do I obtain legal advice in a criminal matter/bail applications?
With over two decades of experience in criminal matters we will be able to ensure that you will receive outstanding legal advice on the matter. We do our utmost as we understand you are placing your lives in our capable hands.