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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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Fathers’ rights in divorce – South Africa
Fathers’ rights in divorce – South Africa

The Children’s Act 38 of 2005 is watershed legislation designed to achieve many purposes. Prime among them is ensuring the best interests of the child are guarded and treated as of paramount importance in any matter concerning a child. The Children’s Act may also …

Divorce lawyers: Preparation beforehand
Divorce lawyers: Preparation beforehand

The Covid-19 pandemic has taken its toll on many marriages, with the divorce rate climbing to unusual heights. Family Law attorneys were inundated with divorce queries throughout the lockdown levels, and continue to receive multiple queries daily subsequent …

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