Bertus Preller Divorce and Family Law Attorney.

Bertus Preller is a divorce attorney and family lawyer and accredited Mediator with FAMAC, he is a Consultant at Maurice Phillips Wisenberg in Cape Town and the author of Everyone’s Guide to Divorce and Separation, published by Random House and The Unexpected Counsellor – 2023. He was voted Family Lawyer of the year in South Africa by the ACQ5 Finance magazine in 2015 and nominated in the list of Best Lawyers for 2023 by Business Day. He is an experienced Mediator, Family and Divorce Law Attorney at Maurice Phillips Wisenberg in Cape Town.

Bertus studied at the University of the Free State and the University of Johannesburg and was admitted as an attorney in 1989. He has more than 30 years of experience in law and became a Mediator and Arbitrator during 1996 when he was appointed as a Part-time Commissioner at the CCMA. He specializes in Family Law and Divorce Law and attends to divorce and family law cases across South Africa.

In 2006 Bertus launched South Africa’s first on-line internet DIY Divorce platform iDivorce.
His areas of expertise are Divorce Law, Family Law, Divorce Mediation, Parenting Plans, Parental Responsibilities and Rights, Custody (care and contact) of children, same sex marriages, unmarried fathers rights, child abduction and Hague Convention cases and domestic violence matters and international divorce law.

Some notable cases and articles where Bertus appeared were:

AA v LA [2013] ZAWCHC 168

B v B [2018] ZAWCHC 171

J v L [2019] ZAFSHC 225

H M v L M [2020] ZAWCHC 24

SACCAWU and Others v Irvin & Johnson Limited Seafoods Division Fish Processing 2000 (3) SA 705; 2000 (8) BCLR 886

AVW v SVW and Others (3118/2021) [2022] ZAWCHC 74