What is an attorney?

Lawyers, also called attorneys, act as both advocates and advisors in our society. As advocates, they represent one of the parties in criminal and civil trials by presenting evidence and arguing in court to support their client. As advisors, lawyers counsel their clients about their legal rights and obligations and suggest particular courses of action in business and personal matters. Whether acting as an advocate or an advisor, all attorneys research the intent of laws and judicial decisions and apply the law to the specific circumstances faced by their clients.

Why would I need an attorney?

Circumstances do arise where you need effective legal council and is best sought. Issues such as:

  • Family Law
  • Matrimonial Law
  • Divorce
  • Mediation
  • Domestic Violence

  • Maintenance

  • Parental Rights and Responsibilities

  • Rights of Contact for Unmarried fathers

  • Adoption
  • Curatorship Applications

There are also other matters such as:

  • Ante-nuptial Contracts

  • Cohabitation Contracts
  • Separation Agreements
  • Wills

  • Other Family Law related matters

These all require the services of a reputable and expert attorney. For any of the above matters, contact Jennifer Scholtz on jennifer@jenniferscholtz.co.za. All advice is confidential and you can trust Jennifer's professionalism at all times.

Jennifer is available to conduct lectures to corporate companies or other organisations, in any aspects of Family Law. A field of specialty, Jennifer is well versed in this area and can provide meaningful and easy to understand insight into this complex aspect of the legal field.

Jennifer is a qualified mediator and available to objectively mediate under difficult circumstances.