How to find a divorce lawyer in Cape Town, South Africa

Are you about to get divorced and looking for a Cape Town divorce lawyer? Peter M Baker & Associates are divorce law specialists based in Adderley street, Cape Town. Besides their main speciality in divorce law, they also practise family law and civil litigation. Peter Baker is the son of well known city lawyer, Allan Baker (who heads up Cloete Baker & Partners, which specialises in legal conveyancing). You can contact him at:

Divorce news

29 Jan 2014

Proposed changes to rules of service

17 Jan 2014

Navy pension payout post-divorce

9 Jan 2014

Fighting to the bitter end for your client

31 Dec 2013

Moral & financial responsibility to ex

19 Dec 2013

Divorce & claiming refund of lobola

11 Dec 2013

SA divorce rate increases in 2013

21 Nov 2013

Divorce: Domestic worker as witness

7 Nov 2013

Divorce & the right to privacy

30 Oct 2013

Document inspection – Rule 35

21 Oct 2013

Suing third party for marriage break-up

17 Oct 2013

Operating procedures in SA's courts

9 Oct 2013

Grounds for issuing protection orders

3 Oct 2013

Parental rights & minor children

20 Sep 2013

Refund of divorce maintenance

6 Sep 2013

Postponement of Rule 43 hearings

30 Aug 2013

Pre-trial conference & compliance certificate

23 Aug 2013

Coming on record in court

16 Aug 2013

Rule 37 Pre-trial minute

7 Aug 2013

Divorce of marriage not broken down

1 Aug 2013

Forfeiture of benefits of marriage

26 Jul 2013

Estate sequestration during divorce

17 Jul 2013

The Protection from Harassment Act

10 Jul 2013

Maintenance post death of spouse

3 Jul 2013

Pre-divorce maintenance payments

27 Jun 2013

Divorce: Forging spouse's signature

19 Jun 2013

Fee agreement in engagement letter

12 Jun 2013

Parental rights & child's best interest

7 Jun 2013

Polygamous marriage & customary law

31 May 2013

Universal partnership: Asset sharing

21 May 2013

New Protection from Harassment Act

15 May 2013

Null declaration of customary union

9 May 2013

Violation of a divorce order

2 May 2013

Divorce orders & child maintenance

23 Apr 2013

Rule 43 & Out of court settlements

17 Apr 2013

Award little or no maintenance

11 Apr 2013

Divorce Settlement: Pension payout

4 Apr 2013

Divorce Order: Errors and Omissions

28 Mar 2013

Divorce:Exception to particulars of claim

25 Mar 2013

Divorce and fixed asset conveyancing

14 Mar 2013

Application to vary Maintenance Order

6 Mar 2013

Custody rights - The Hague Convention

27 Feb 2013

Relocation of minor children

20 Feb 2013

Slandering your spouse on Facebook

14 Feb 2013

Protection of assets using a trust

8 Feb 2013

Suing a partner's lover in divorce matter

30 Jan 2013

Amendments to Antenuptial Contract

25 Jan 2013

Financial disclosure & family support

18 Jan 2013

Equity interest surrender on divorcing

10 Jan 2013

Child abduction & International Law

7 Jan 2013

Protection Orders & Arrest Warrants

27 Dec 2012

Forfeiture of benefits of marriage

20 Dec 2012

Intestate succession & same-sex life partnerships

14 Dec 2012

Jurisdiction in child custody matter

10 Dec 2012

Exclusion Clause in Cohabitation Agreement

30 Nov 2012

Amendment of an Intendit

23 Nov 2012

Divorce Reconciliation & Rule 43 Order

16 Nov 2012

Child abduction & Children's Act

13 Nov 2012

Divorce and Universal Partnerships

1 Nov 2012

Surviving spouse claim from Deceased Estate

24 Oct 2012

Vary Rule 43 Divorce Order

18 Oct 2012

Protection of a minor's interest by Courts

10 Oct 2012

Variation of Divorce Order

1 Oct 2012

Donations in Divorce Matters

26 Sep 2012

Contempt of Consent Paper

10 Sep 2012

Liability of grandparents to pay maintenance

4 Sep 2012

Arrest after failure to pay maintenance

28 Aug 2012

Marriage Prior to 1984 by Antenuptial Contract

22 Aug 2012

Joint Guardianship of Children

15 Aug 2012

Divorce Summons via Facebook

8 Aug 2012

Community of Property Marriage and Benefits Forfierture

2 Aug 2012

Division of Business Property

18 July 2012

Foreign divorces and international law

13 July 2012

Post-divorce maintenance

5 July 2012

Rights regarding resale of property

25 June 2012

Minor child's right to legal representation

14 June 2012

Token or minimal maintenance

8 June 2012

Death of a parent

5 June 2012

Wiese pension case

24 May 2012

Universal partnerships

17 May 2012

Considering views of the minor child

4 May 2012

Economic abuse

26 April 2012

Abusing the Protection Order

23 April 2012

The Equality Court

4 April 2012

Marital guilt and maintenance

30 March 2012

Reckless driving and custody

26 March 2012

Signing of pleadings and summons

8 March 2012

Surrogate motherhood requirements

1 March 2012

Opening an assault case against your spouse

24 February 2012

Child maintenance - payable until which age?

21 February 2012

No maintenance post-divorce?

9 February 2012

Pension fund payouts

3 February 2012

Interim Protection Order

27 January 2012

Living together post-divorce

12 January 2012

Can grandparents sue for maintenance?

6 January 2012

Challenging the Family Advocate Report

30 December 2011

Divorce rate and the festive season

20 December 2011

Duty to Support Wife Post-Divorce

15 December 2011

Medical certificates and postponement

1 December 2011

Appointment of a curator

24 November 2011

Missing court files

17 November 2011

Receivers and liquidators

11 November 2011

Mental instability of a spouse

3 November 2011

Maintenance payments via EFT

27 October 2011

Spouse's liability for debt

21 October 2011

Moratorium on maintenance payments

13 October 2011

Debt Review and divorce

6 October 2011

Abduction of a minor - Latest case law

29 September 2011

Guardians appointed by deceased parent

23 September 2011

Marriage in community of property & loans

15 September 2011

Children's school fees - ex refusing to pay

1 September 2011

The importance of indexing and paginating

25 August 2011

Child abuse

18 August 2011

Perjury in the court papers

11 August 2011

Forfeiture of benefits of marriage in community of property - Wijker v Wijker 1993

28 July 2011

Change divorce order without court application

20 July 2011

Rule 43 - Interim custody entitlement

14 July 2011

State pension fund found to be unconstitutional

6 July 2011

Removal of marriage records from Home Affairs

30 Jun 2011

Finalising a divorce from overseas

23 Jun 2011

International abduction of minors

9 Jun 2011

Splitting up siblings post-divorce

2 Jun 2011

Suspension of Emolument attachment order

26 May 2011

Gay Divorce - Rehabilitative Maintenance

19 May 2011

Divorce summons served via email

12 May 2011

Custody granted to unmarried father

5 May 2011

Child's drug abuse ruining marriage

14 Apr 2011

Forfeiture of benefits of marriage in community of property.

5 Apr 2011

Antenuptial contracts and the need for a notary.

23 Mar 2011

Child contact for an overseas parent (after divorce)

Genius for the Defence: the story of Harry Morris, K.C.

16 Mar 2011

Guardianship of children - recent case law

15 Feb 2011

Antenuptial contract amendment

9 Feb 2011

Paternity case law in South Africa

26 Jan 2011

Divorce Parenting Plan

19 Jan 2011

Maintenance for children at university

13 Jan 2011

The postnuptial agreement

4 Jan 2011

The cohabitation agreement

14 Dec 2010

The Apostille of the divorce order

2 Dec 2010

Emergency monetary relief in terms of the domestic violence act.

24 Nov 2010

Breach of promise in marriage

4 Nov 2010

Maintenance emolument attachment order

28 Oct 2010

Childrens' rights to parental care after one spouse kills another.

13 Oct 2010

Must I tell ex where his child is living?

4 Oct 2010

Divorce & life insurance.

29 Sep 2010

Defamation, extortion & divorce.

14 Sep 2010

Inheritance & divorce.

8 Sep 2010

Living with in-laws (don't!)

1 Sep 2010

Child custody to the father.

27 Aug 2010

Joost & Amor divorce.

25 Aug 2010

Pets and divorce.

18 Aug 2010

Child custody in South Africa.

10 Aug 2010

Divorce from overseas.

5 Aug 2010

Child visitation rights after divorce.

27 Jul 2010

Rule 43 for Islamic law.

22 Jul 2010

Maintenance for stepchildren - your obligations.

14 Jul 2010

Divorce & future medical expenses.

7 Jul 2010

Protection orders & divorces.

29 Jun 2010

Divorcing your parents.

25 Jun 2010

Property in spouse's name.

9 Jun 2010

Impact of affairs on divorce settlements.

4 Jun 2010

The no lawyer divorce.

30 May 2010

Legal costs in a divorce case - who pays?

23 May 2010

Enforcing a UK divorce order in South Africa.

20 May 2010

SA pare wat skei baklei nie kat en hond oor hul troeteldiere

16 May 2010

Cape High Court divorces & rule 37.

6 May 2010

Rehabilitative maintenance: what happens if your spouse dies?

29 Apr 2010

The antenuptial contract.

24 Apr 2010

In-law interference in marriage.

15 Apr 2010

Perspectives on the Children's Act 2005.

11 Apr 2010

Antenuptial contracts & divorce.

4 Apr 2010

Postponements in divorce trials.

24 Mar 2010

Children sue for maintenance.

23 Mar 2010

Maintenance & church contributions.

13 Mar 2010

Mediation in divorce.

2 Mar 2010

Gay divorce.

17 Feb 2010

Fatal illness & divorce.

14 Feb 2010

What school a child should attend and who has the final say.

9 Feb 2010

Marriage in community of property.

29 Jan 2010

Reasons for spouse cheating.

22 Jan 2010

Separation before divorce - the Jonty Rhodes case.

15 Jan 2010

Protecting a child's identity in a divorce.

8 Jan 2010

Divorce & the festive season.

1 Jan 2010

Divorce & religion.

24 Dec 2009

Extramarital affairs and the Tiger Woods story.

18 Dec 2009

Non-compliance with a divorce order.

4 Dec 2009

The recession helped save my marriage.

4 Dec 2009

Unmarried couples & pensions.

27 Nov 2009

What movable assets to take when you're moving out.

22 Nov 2009

The impact of death in the middle of a divorce.

15 Nov 2009

Divorce & pension fund assets.

8 Nov 2009

Divorce & division of the estate.

1 Nov 2009

Representing both parties in a divorce.

25 Oct 2009

Southern Divorce Courts - Cape Town and Mitchells Plain.

18 Oct 2009

Domestic abuse and the Percy Montgomery incident

11 Oct 2009

When your spouse wont let you know his assets and liabilities - the section 7 notice in terms of the Matrimonial Property Act.

5 Oct 2009

I am going through a divorce and believe that my spouse was unfaithful. Should I hire a private investigator?

27 Sep 2009

Getting a protection order against your spouse before you get divorced.

20 Sep 2009

Affairs and divorce

14 Sep 2009

In-laws and divorce

6 Sep 2009

Age and divorce

30 Aug 2009

The length of divorce

23 Aug 2009

When foreign citizens divorce in South Africa

16 Aug 2009

The no sex divorce.

9 Aug 2009

How a married couple working together or being business partners may lead to divorce.

2 Aug 2009

Coping with divorce stress

26 Jul 2009

Band-aid babies

13 Jul 2009

Community of Property & contracts.

8 Jul 2009

Is your lawyer a lawyer? How to check credentials of attorneys.

3 Jul 2009

How can I ensure that my partner discloses all his assets?

21 Jun 2009

Application for reduction in maintenance

13 Jun 2009

Rule 43 application in South Africa

3 Jun 2009

When a child dies - divorce

29 May 2009

When a child refuses to see a parent

14 May 2009

Maintenance for children over 18 years old

7 May 2009

Divorce & finances

29 Apr 2009

Drugs & custody of children

21 Apr 2009

Divorce & desertion

16 Apr 2009

Divorce & parental property loans

4 Apr 2009

Annulment of a marriage

27 Mar 2009

Customary marriage dissolution

19 Mar 2009

Divorce & handicapped children

15 Mar 2009

Should you continue paying maintenance when your ex remarries?

4 Mar 2009

Maintenance & polygamy

27 Feb 2009

When your wife/husband kidnaps your child

20 Feb 2009

The impact of customary law on divorce in South Africa.

11 Feb 2009

Do you require spouse's consent to institute legal actions when you are married in community of property.

7 Feb 2009

Divorce & the particulars of claim form

4 Feb 2009

Maintenance & proof of paternity

21 Jan 2009

Evicting your spouse from the matrimonial home.

14 Jan 2009

Grandparents, grandchildren & divorce.

6 Jan 2009

Keeping contact with your overseas child.

29 Dec 2008

The final divorce order.

6 Dec 2008

Adopted children & divorce in South Africa.

30 Nov 2008

You don't want to divorce but want to seperate - tips for setting up a seperation agreement.

19 Nov 2008

Should you go for marriage counselling?

15 Nov 2008

Check if you qualify for a cheap divorce.

15 Nov 2008

Divorce & the unborn child.

7 Nov 2008

What should you do when faced with an unethical attorney.

5 Nov 2008

Protect your interests by insisting on joint decisions regarding minor children after the divorce.

23 Oct 2008

Service of the divorce summons

9 Oct 2008

Protecting against your spouse's death

1 Oct 2008

The role of advocates & attorneys in a divorce

23 Sep 2008

Should I sue my partner's lover?

18 Sep 2008

Divorce rate declines in face of economic slowdown

30 Aug 2008

Should I advise my spouse of the intended divorce action?

21 Aug 2008

The realistic approach to divorce

18 Oct 2007

Spangenberg vs De Waal

10 May 2005

Kooverjee v Kooverjee

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