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Shani van Niekerk

Shani van Niekerk is a senior associate at Adams & Adams' CPL department. Her speciality and passion lie in matrimonial disputes and family law, inclusive of Domestic Violence and Harassment issues. Shani is a member of the Legal Practice Council and Gauteng Family Law Forum.

Shani frequently appears in the Children’s Courts, Magistrate’s Courts, Regional Courts and High Courts of South Africa on behalf of clients. She has furthermore given advice on various live radio stations and tv broadcasts.

Areas of Specialisation:
- Matrimonial Disputes and Family Law


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Customary marriages
Another Constitutional challenge in family law

On 4 December 2023, the Pretoria High Court will determine whether Section 10(2) of the Recognition of Customary Marriages Act is unconstitutional and should be referred to the Constitutional Court. The Court invited Adams & Adams Attorneys, together with…

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Constitutional Court changes the Divorce Act

On 10 October 2023 the Constitutional Court of South Africa confirmed the Pretoria High Court Order. It was declared that Section 7(3)(a) of the Divorce Act is inconsistent with the Constitution and invalid to the extent that the provision limits the operation of…

Court changes Divorce Act

On 11 May 2022 the Pretoria High Court declared that Section 7(3)(a) of the Divorce Act, 70 of 1979, is inconsistent with the Constitution and...
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