329 Braam Pretorius,
|Languages||English, Afrikaans (in order of proficiency)|
|Tel||012 754 3385|
LLB (University of Pretoria)
Advanced Certificate in Business Rescue (Law Society of South Africa/UNISA)
Evictions (Law Society of South Africa)
|Years of Service||8|
|Position in Firm||Attorney|
|Courts most familiar with||Pretoria North, Pretoria Central|
|3rd Party claims||Access to Children||Administrative Law|
|Banking||Bills of Legal Costs||Blacklistings|
|Business Law||Childrens Rights||Collections|
|Company Law||Company Registrations||Competition Law|
|Custody||Debt Collections||Deceased Estates|
|Drunk Driving||Employee Benefits||Employment Law|
|Firearm license applications||Foreclosures||Forensic Investigations|
|General Practice||High Court Practice||Immigration|
|Industrial Relations||Information Technology||Insolvency|
|Insurance Law||Intellectual Property||Internet Law / E-Commerce|
|Joint Ventures and Acquisitions||Labour Law||Land Claims|
|Liquor Law||Litigation (Civil)||Litigation (Commercial)|
|Litigation (Criminal)||Litigation (General)||Litigation (High Court)|
|Litigation (Magistrates Court)||Maintenance||Maritime Law|
|Mergers and Acquisitions||MVA Claims||Occupational Health and Safety|
|Partnership Agreements||Personal Injury||Professional negligence|
|Retirement Fund Law||Sale of Business||Same Sex Rights|
|Sectional Title||Sequestrations||Sexual Harassment|
|Shareholders Agreements||State Negligence||Town Planning|
|Trusts||White Collar Crime||Wills|
|Work and Study Permits||Wrongful Death||Litigation (Corporate)|
FOCUSDivorce, Contracts, Agreements, Debt Collection, Blacklisting, Wills, Labour
National Credit Act, Consumer Protection Act, Business Rescue
Hamel Attorneys are finalists in the Radio 702 Small Business Awards for excellent service in the Gauteng Area!
Hamel Attorneys is a modern, energetic and dynamic legal practice with a well established client base.
We aim to provide a variety of professional, personalized, sound and cost effective legal services to our clients aimed at assisting individuals, small to medium sized businesses as well as larger corporations with quality sound legal advice, knowledge, efficiency, attention to detail, compassion, affordable rates, customer care and a personal touch in all our dealings.
We provide comprehensive, personalized solutions to our customers, taking into account our client’s individual circumstances, requirements and budget.
At Hamel Attorney we aim to provide our client’s with extensive advice as we are aware of challenges client’s face while trying to interpret and comply with rapidly changing laws and rapidly changing business environments in South Africa.
Hamel Attorney has a sincere interest in establishing long term relationships with our clients and value all our clients regardless of budget.
Our compliance with the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa as well as the rules and ethics of our profession is a committed priority.
Should you require any legal advice or guidance in legal matters, please contact us, and a member of our competent and friendly staff shall contact you as soon as possible.
|Average Hourly Fees||R500 - R1000
Please note that this is an indicative rate and may vary according to task. Please request a quote for exact amounts.
|Number of Qualified Attorneys||2|
|Number of staff in firm||3 - 5|
|Date Firm Established||0|
|Other Branches of this Firm|
How Much Does a Prenup Cost?
The costs of a prenup will vary depending on the type of pre-nup you want. A standard pre-nup, out of community of property, excluding profit and loss, should cost around R 3 500 (all inclusive). This will include consultation, notary fees, deeds office, drafting, copies for you etc. There are no hidden fees with Hamel Attorney.
1. How long before the time should you get it done?
As with most things, it's always better to get it done sooner rather than later. One would generally like to consult with your attorney, discuss which type of pre-nup you want, have the attorney draft it, peruse it etc before signing. Once you've decided on what type of agreement suits you best, then it shouldn't take much longer than a few days to a working week for the attorney to draft it and meet with you to sign it.
What is absolutely pertinent though, is you must have entered into the agreement prior to getting married. If you don't sign your pre-nup before thetime, you can't do it after. What must then happen is you must apply to the court for permission to enter into it afterwards as well as let all your creditors know etc. This will end up costing in the region of R 10 000 - R 20 000. Which is far more expensive than just doing it before the time!
2. What Should Be Contained in Your Pre-Nup?
Your attorney should discuss this thoroughly with you. There are 3 different types of matrimonial regimes in South Africa. Selecting the right one for you is of paramount importance. Your matrimonial property regime influences your ability to enter into contracts, can hold you liable for your spouses bad debts (even if incurred prior to marriage) and could even result in you losing half your assets! The entire scope of the various types of pre-nups will be discussed in detail in our blog on types of matrimonial regimes.
For more information on pre-nups, please do not hesitate to contact us on 012 754 3385 or email at email@example.com