Shereen is a Director of the firm and is an experienced and dynamic family law expert. Over the last 30 years she has successfully represented clients and resolved disputes in private client matters as diverse as divorces and relationship break-ups and post-divorce disputes, parenting disputes, relocation disputes, Hague applications and estate related disputes. She also drafts ante-nuptial contracts and co-habitation and surrogate parenting agreements. She is particularly skilled in mediation support and strategic advice. She often deals with complex proprietary disputes and all private law consequences relating to the formation and dissolution of relationships. She has dealt with many international family law matters over the years. She always considers matters from the unique perspective of her client and empowers her clients with clear explanations of their options in any given family law situation. She problem-solves creatively in order to find the best outcome for the individual client. Shereen was a member of the Cape Law Society’s Specialist Family and Gender Committee for 17 years. She is a member of the Western Cape Family Law Forum and remains involved in lobbying for positive change to the law relating to family structures and private relationships in South Africa.

Newsflash | Amended provisions for movement of children between parents’ homes

The Directions issued by the Minister of Social Development on 30 March regarding the movement of a child between the homes of co-holders of parental responsibilities during the Covid-19 lockdown period have, to the relief of many families, been amended.

They now allow a child to be moved between parents, but only where a court order to that effect is in place, or where a parental responsibilities and rights agreement/parenting plan making provision for such arrangements has been registered with the Family Advocate. Such movement is subject to the proviso that there must not be any person in the household to which a child is intended to move, who is known to have come into contact with or is reasonably suspected to have come into contact with a person known to have contracted (or reasonably suspected to have contracted) Covid-19.

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