Benita Ardenbaum

Benita is a distinguished member of the prestigious INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY OF FAMILY LAWYERS (IAFL).

“Let our experience be your guide and our practice your solution.”


We value your welfare, as well as the welfare of your families and children above all. Therefore, we remain open for consultation via telephone and video conferencing platforms, particularly in matters of domestic violence, maintenance and any matters pertaining to children.


Benita Ardenbaum Attorneys is a highly specialized boutique family law firm which sets itself apart from other law firms by providing innovative and creative solutions to often complex family law matters.

We are results-driven and aim to protect your rights and the rights of your children during life’s unexpected challenges.

With over 25 years experience in family law, Benita has built the firm upon a clear vision of a legal service in which you receive the individual and personal attention that you require. We will provide you with the necessary advice and options for resolving matters in a manner appropriate for your needs with our in-depth understanding of human behaviour and legal skills comprising  negotiation, mediation and when necessary, time-tested litigation skills.

Benita is a distinguished member of the prestigious International Academy of Family Lawyers (IAFL). The IAFL is a worldwide association of practising lawyers who are recognised by their peers as the most experienced and skilled family law specialists in their respective countries.

Membership of IAFL is by invitation only.

IAFL Fellows are able to provide legal advice to clients and other lawyers on

  • Family law issues in their own jurisdictions and where international issues arise
  • Divorce, nullity and dissolution of same sex partnerships
  • Separation
  • Finances
  • Marital and child support
  • Domestic abuse
  • Marital and cohabitation agreements
  • Issues in relation to children including custody and residence, visitation, relocation, abduction, surrogacy, adoption and public law
  • Dispute resolution including litigation, mediation, collaborative law and arbitration.


Divorce Law

Child Law

Family Law


Estate Planning & Wills



We are very experienced in financial high net-worth matters and we will provide guidance and strategies to obtain the best outcome for you.


Benita Ardenbaum Attorneys have an established international practice which can effectively manage international cases where a global team of experts is required.

  • International Divorce Law and Family Law
  • Cross-border Abduction of children by a parent (Hague Abduction Matters)
  • Relocation by one parent with children to another country
  • Reciprocal enforcement of Maintenance



  • “I am grateful to have you as my attorney. You definitely went above and beyond the normal service attorneys provide. Without you I would not have had the courage and strength to get through my matter”.

  • I want to thank you for supporting me through one of the most difficult times in my life. The professional help you and your team gave me was always efficient and prompt. You kept me informed though out the process and you were always willing to listen and to guide me”.

  • I wanted to thank you for all your amazing work and support during my divorce. I felt privileged to have you as my attorney and could not have wished for a better outcome”.

  • "I just want to thank you for the awesome work you did for me. Your understanding and support made me feel strong and full of courage to fight for my children and myself. Thanks to you I found that extra bit of confidence that I needed; and now that when I think I am not good enough I will just remember the strength you project and feel strong also. Your professional approach to my case was amazing and rewarding. Thank you for who you are and the amazing things you do. You will always have a special place in my heart."

  • Benita and the team that she leads are professionals who put the child, and what is best for the child, first. She has guided me every step of the way and has gone over and beyond any expectation that I could ever have wished for. Her wealth of knowledge and experience in family matters is the reason that my daughter is in my care today. I highly recommend her to anyone seeking genuine and honest advise. Sy is n yster!

  • "I wanted to write and tell you how much I have appreciated your kindness, support, brilliant strategic thinking  and care all these years.  Without you, I would never have been able to endure the weight of responsibility of this situation.  Your input and steady steering of the ship has proved more worthwhile than I can ever describe.  You really are a holistic practitioner of the law.  I will forever be grateful to you and your practice.  Thank you."

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