The Law Offices of Karen Olivier in Durban offers professional, personalised and sound legal services. Karen and her team practice exclusively in Family Law, and specialise in custody, contact, maintenance, divorce and protection orders.

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The Effects of Stress on the Family Unit

Every family in South Africa will have experienced stress at least once as a unit. It may not be a commonly discussed topic. However, family stress is very real and we’ve decided to shed some light on what it is, the effects on the family unit and how you can manage...

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The Effect of the Lockdown on Child Custody Rules

The lockdown has certainly shaken things up in more ways than one. What started off as a stern warning not to break lockdown protocol with the reason being a child custody agreement has now been amended. The Regulations The regulations of the Disaster Management have...

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10 Common Reasons for Divorce: Law About Divorce

You, like many others out there may be thinking that the leading cause of couples seeking out a divorce lawyer in Durban, is infidelity, however, you would be incorrect. The number one reason that marriages end in divorce is a lack of or problems with communication....

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Relocation of Minor Children from South Africa

Relocation – If you are wanting to know more about relocating your underage child, then this is the place to be as we cover the most asked questions on the topic. The main obstacles that you may face are covered here but if you have any other questions feel free to...

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Does an Abusive Upbringing Result in an “Adult Child”?

The concept of an adult child was originally developed to explain challenges that are faced by now adults that grew up with an addict or alcoholic household members. This has expanded to include those that have suffered being brought up around workaholic, numbed,...

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Are You an Enabler in a Toxic Relationship?

In a healthy relationship, both partners are meant to support one another while still being capable of having their own lives apart from one another. This, however, is not the case within co-dependent relationships. What often happens here is that an enabler comes to...

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Happy Vs Unhappy Childhood – How Do The Two Differ?

There have been numerous studies that prove having a happy childhood reaps the benefits of improved mental and physical health, better relationships, and lifetime achievement. On the other side of the coin, an unhappy childhood can lead to many issues like physical...

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I met Karen and her team just under a year ago. Their professional and ethical services makes it that much easier to handle the circumstances one is faced with. Their compassion, kindness, humility and work ethics are of the highest standard. I have never regretted walking into their offices and they will be my first recommendation for anyone seeking help with legal matters. Karen, I have the utmost respect for you and your team. God bless

Sagina Langton

Thank you to Law Offices of Karen Olivier for their professional and expert legal representation, which resulted in the speedy resolution of a custody dispute that had previously caused much distress over a period of time to both us and my minor children. The emotional guidance of Karen and her team supported us through the court process. We are happy to announce that a Court Order was granted which ensures that my minor childrens’ best interests are upheld. I can now sleep with ease at night. 

Warren Sievwright

I just want to say thank you to Karen and team for the incredible service and assistance in my matter. I have always experienced a caring and compassionate response to my situation. Having met Karen was definitely not by was 100% a God Connection..and I would recommend her firm to anyone requiring that personal and extremely professional touch. She is success-driven and no hurdle stops her in achieving the righteous lawful outcome. Thank you, Karen…Blessings

Rowan Mattig