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Civil & Commercial Litigation

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Family Law

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Labour Law

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Our Areas of Practice

Our attorneys can advise and provide legal services in an efficient, professional and cost-effective manner.


About Us

Carla Vermeulen Attorneys opened its doors on 2 July 2018 and was founded by Mrs Carla Vermeulen.
The firm has shown consistent success in helping its clients to achieve their objectives in an efficient, professional and cost-effective manner.
Mrs Vermeulen is also a certified Mediator with the ADR Network SA.

Certified Mediator


Engineering & Construction Law

  • Drafting of Contracts
  • Legal Compliance
  • Debt Collection
  • Service Level Agreements

Family Law

We deal with divorce matters competently, confidentially and cost effectively.

There are two ways to proceed with a divorce, namely:

An Uncontested Divorce (which is a divorce where the parties have agreed on all relevant terms of the divorce beforehand) and agreement can be drafted and the parties divorce on that basis; and
A Contested Divorce (which is a divorce where the parties have not agreed on all relevant terms of the divorce beforehand, and the Court is asked to make a decision or settlement negotiations have to be entered into between the parties) An uncontested divorce is usually much cheaper and quicker than a contested divorce. Broadly speaking, it is usually wise to see whether a divorce can be settled and proceeded with on an uncontested basis, before proceeding with contested litigation.

We ensure that our clients understand the process, costs, and implications from the beginning of their matter.

Services we offer during Divorce Proceedings

We are able to assist clients with all aspects involved in the divorce process, including:

  • Assessment of their situation and advising them in respect of the way forward.
  • Drafting a Settlement Agreements.
  • Liaising with all the parties to the divorce and negotiating the terms of the divorce.
  • Drafting of Summons, which is the document that commences the legal process.
  • Approaching Courts related to the divorce, such as the Maintenance Court and the Children’s Court should all the disputes not be able to be dealt with in one action.
  • Applying for and obtaining a Rule 43 Interim Order (High Court Maintenance).
  • Referring a proposed Settlement Agreement to the office of the Family Advocate for endorsement.
  • Applying for and obtaining a Protection Order.
  • Assisting the parties to engage and appoint a mediator.
  • Appearance at Court for the Divorce Hearing.
  • Division of Pension Benefits.
  • Variation of Divorce Orders.
  • Divorce
  • Amendment to Decrees of Divorce
  • Maintenance
  • Antenuptial Contracts
  • Harassment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Protection Orders

Civil & Commercial Litigation

  • Debt Recovery
  • Debt Review & Administration Applications and Rescissions
  • Rescission of Judgments
  • Evictions
  • Monetary and Contractual Disputes

Labour Law

  • Conducting of Disciplinary Hearings
  • Representation at the CCMA or Bargaining Council
  • In house training to staff and managers

Criminal Law

  • Magistrate, Regional- and High Court
  • We also attend to after-hour Bail Applications and can be contacted on:
    060 659 9259 for assistance.


Providing conveyancing services in Residential & Commercial conveyancing and property related transactions.


  • Administration of Deceased Estates
  • Drafting of Last Will and Testament

Other Services

Correspondent Services

Our correspondent department is dedicated to assisting Attorneys throughout S.A with matters within the following areas of jurisdiction:

• Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth)
• New Brighton
• Motherwell
• Gelvandale

Our correspondent department can also assist Debt Councellors with Debt Review, and Administration Applications and Rescissions (as well as drafting of Applications) within the following areas:

• Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth)
• New Brighton
• Motherwell
• Uitenhage
• Hankey
• Jeffreys Bay
• Humansdorp

We have the necessary infrastructure, to ensure that correspondent instructions are dealt with efficiently, cost-effectively and professionally.

All enquiries to be sent to Correspondent Department

Looking for An Attorney?

Our attorneys are able to appear in the High Court in Port Elizabeth and Grahamstown should the need arise. At Carla Vermeulen Attorneys we ensure that all our clients are dealt with efficiently, cost-effectively and professionally.

Fee Structure

We are offering retainer fee agreements where you can pay a set monthly amount to get legal assistance with any matter you require assistance with, alternatively you can pay per matter.

The retainer fee shall be determined upon the volume of work and what is required on a monthly basis.

This shall be decided by agreement between the parties.

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Book A Consultation

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Office Hours:

Monday – Thursday: 08h00am - 16h30pm

Friday: 08h00am - 15h00pm

Saturday:By appointment

Sunday Closed

Public Holidays: By appointment

After-hour Bail Application

For bail assistance contact: 060 659 9259

We are available on WhatsApp

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Charity Organisations

We support the Animal Welfare Society PE, and collect pet related items such as food, blankets and all other pet related products on their behalf.
We also attend to weekly deliveries of these donations to the Animal Welfare.
If you would like to make a donation, please feel free to drop off your pet goods at our offices.


We Support

We support the National Sea Rescue Institute.