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GAUTENG FAMILY

LAW FORUM

CODE OF GOOD PRACTICE

Rudolf Buys & Associates Attorneys is a proud member of the Gauteng Family Law Forum (GFLF). The GFLF is a voluntary association of family law practitioners, for and by Gauteng family lawyers.

 

Guided by the Forum's Code of Good Practice, members seek to positively and constructively approach family law matters.

GFLF CODE OF PRACTICE

Members of this forum approach family law matters in a constructive way, seeking to resolve and not to inflame. In order to be a member of the forum, a practitioner must:

  •  Act with honesty, integrity and objectivity

 

  • Reduce or manage conflict and confrontation, using their expertise and experience to avoid hostility and aggression

 

  • At all times put children’s interests first, and encourage clients to do the same

 

  • Help clients to understand the bigger picture, and the long term consequences of the financial and emotional decisions they make now

 

  • Inform their clients of all the dispute resolution and procedural options open to them, and the implications of each

  • Be honest with their clients about their prospects of success,

 

  • Use    clear    and    plain    language,    and    avoid    inflammatory communication,

 

  • Treat clients, colleagues and opposing parties with respect and decency, assisting parties to conduct their proceedings with dignity,

 

  • Advocate  for  their   clients  in   a  way  that  is   helpful  and  not destructive. 

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