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Bertus Preller

Divorce and Family Lawyer

Currently resides in: Western Cape, South Africa

Born in Somerset West South Africa

Bertus Preller is a Divorce Attorney at Bertus Preller and Associates in Cape Town. He is the author of Everyone's Guide To Divorce and Separation. He specializes in Family Law and Divorce Law in and handles divorce and family law matters across South Africa. Bertus is also the Family Law expert on, he blogs regularly on and and has been quoted on Family Law issues in various newspapers such as the Sunday Times and Business Times and magazines such as Noseweek, Keur, Living and Loving, Longevity, You and Huisgenoot, and also appears frequently on the SABC television show 3 Talk. His clients include artists, celebrities, sports people and high net worth individuals. 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, domestic violence matters, international divorce law, digital rights, media law and criminal law.

Contact details

O: 021 422 2461

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Business Address

50 Keerom Street, Cape Town, South Africa, 8000

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Current Position(s)

Attorney | Family and Divorce Law | Bertus Preller and Associates
Cape Town, South Africa | 2010 - present

Law Practice and Legal Services

Specializes in Family law and Divorce Law. He also advised Random House Struik in South Africa on the Google Book Settlement class action and is a frequent speaker at the Cape Town Book Fair on legal issues pertaining to the Publishing sector. He was admitted as an Attorney of the High Court in 1989.

Previous Position(s)

Legal Consultant | Random House Struik Ltd Publishers
Cape Town | 2008 - 2009

Law Practice and Legal Services

Arbitrator and Mediator | Motor Industries Bargaining Council
Cape Town | 2001 - 2002

Law Practice and Legal Services

Attorney | Honey & Partners
Cape Town | 2000 - 2003

Law Practice and Legal Services

Mediator and Arbitrator | IMMSA Panel
Bloemfontein | 1997 - 1999

Law Practice and Legal Services

Part Time Commissioner | Commission for Conciliation Mediation and Arbitration
Bloemfontein and Cape Town, South Africa | 1996 - 2002

Law Practice and Legal Services

Acted as a part time commissioner at the CCMA.

Member | Lawyers for Human Rights
Bloemfontein | 1990 - 1994

Attorney - Founder | Van Wyk & Preller Attorneys
Bloemfontein | 1989 - 2002

Law Practice and Legal Services

Educational history


Grey - College, Bloemfontein (1982)


University of Johannesburg

Johannesburg | 1998 - 1999

Advanced Labour Law

University of the Free State

Bloemfontein | 1983 - 1998

B.Proc (Cum Laude Criminal Procedure)


media exposure

Sunday Times | 2011

The problem with an antenuptial contract is that it is drawn up at a time when divorce is probably the last thing on one's mind.

Business Times | 2011

Gone are the days of "single" or "married". You only have to look at Facebook's relationship declaration options to know that today's partnerships come in all shapes and sizes.

Sunday Times | 2011

While financial matters are one of the biggest strains on a marriage and a primary cause of divorce, the divorce rate has declined during the recession.

Labour Law in the Domestic Sector | VHP Publishers | 1995

Author of the first practical handbook concerning Labour Laws in the Domestic sector

Academic Achievements

Cum Lauda Criminal Procedure | 1989

Free State University

Other Achievements

| Metropolitan Life | 2009

Pioneered the development of the first book on HIV AIDS delivered to a mobile phone on behalf of Metropolitan Life.

Entrepeneur | CellBook | 2005

Pioneered the development of the first complete book in the world delivered to a mobile phone utilizing over the air installation and java technologies.



International Bar Association

Mediation Committee and Member African Forum

Law Society of the Western Cape

Practicing Attorney, 1999 - present



Member, 2011 - present

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