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A Boutique Family Law Firm

Central to the firm’s values and culture is to understand what is important to you, the client, and to create a tailor-made strategy to help you achieve an outcome that is favourable to you.

We understand that the legal process can often be stressful, daunting, confusing and over-whelming. In order to alleviate the stress of divorce or a family dispute, we work closely with our clients and approach each case with care, discretion, commitment and dedication. The core belief within our firm is that open communication with our clients is paramount and we seek to address each individual’s unique financial, emotional and legal needs by guiding and supporting them throughout the process.

No two clients are the same and there are those who prefer to avoid the stress and expense of litigation in court. We strive to assist our clients to reach favourable outcomes to conflict situations by means of alternative dispute-resolution methods such as mediation, negotiation and principles based on Collaborative Law. Where cases cannot be resolved amicably the firm is equipped to litigate in court to protect a client’s legal rights by means of the adoption of strategic and effective planning, preparation and execution.

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Benita Ardenbaum – No Ordinary Family Lawyer

Benita is a senior attorney with over 25 years experience in Family Law, Divorce Law and Personal Law. She is a member of the Kwa-Zulu Natal law society and admitted to appear in the High Court. Benita has presented many workshops on family law and regularly attends International Family Law conferences around the world. Benita started her career as a prosecutor for the Department of Justice in Kwa-Zulu Natal where she gained extensive and valuable experience as strategic litigator. Benita left the Department of Justice and started her own family law firm as she saw an opportunity to improve the way family law firms work with clients by providing an integrative and client centered approach as opposed to a one dimensional approach to family law.

In addition to her extensive experience in litigation Benita is also well known for her negotiation and mediation skills and has successfully resolved many acrimonious divorces and family law matters. Benita has an intricate understanding of human behaviour and is committed to assisting her clients to take charge of their lives  and to empower them through an often traumatic process. Benita has a special interest in children and is a strong advocate for children’s rights. Benita has a large international practice and specialises in international divorce law, cross border child abduction, child relocation to other countries and reciprocal enforcement of maintenance for children and spouses.

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My Purpose is to leave a legacy of creating the most influential and specialised Family and Divorce Law firm in South Africa.”

Meet the Team

  • Murray Taylor
    Murray Taylor Attorney

    Murray is an admitted attorney having studied law at Rhodes University. He has a keen interest in Family Law and places a singular focus on theses types of matters.

    He is experienced in litigation and has dealt with a wide range of Family, Child and Divorce Law scenarios. Murray takes pride in understanding a clients needs and preparing them for the best possible outcome.

  • Jessica Gooding
    Jessica Gooding Attorney

    Jessica Gooding graduated with a Bachelor of Laws from the University of KwaZulu – Natal in June 2014, and was admitted as an Attorney of the High Court on 23 September 2016.

    Jessica has a passion for family law and deals with all matters pertaining to: divorce, care and contact, parental rights and responsibilities, children’s rights and maintenance enquiries. She is compassionate, driven and a persistent litigator who is sensitive to her client’s needs while dedicated to fervently advocating for their interests and providing practical legal solutions.

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