Shereen Volks

Position: Director
Tel: 021 406 9100
Email: shereenv@stbb.co.za
Location: Cape Town
Expertise: Family And Divorce Law

Shereen was admitted as an attorney in 1993. For the last 15 years, she has practised exclusively in the field of family law. Her Expertise includes: divorces, parenting disputes, relocation applications, surrogate parenting agreements, claims in respect of children and Hague applications. She is both an experienced litigator and a mediator and facilitator. She is, as a result, particularly skilled in mediation support and strategic advice. Shereen often deals with complex proprietary disputes and advises on the formation and dissolution of relationships. These matters often have international legal implications. Shereen has been a member of the Cape Law Society’s Specialist Family and Gender Committee for the last 12 years. Through her position on the committee, she is involved in the development of Family Law in South Africa. She is a member of STBB's Executive Committee.

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Latest articles

Chastising Your Child: Parents Take Note

Posted on: November 1st, 2018 by Shereen Volks

The question of whether parents should be allowed to chastise their children has been a heavily debated topic over the past couple of years.

Facilitation and Divorce

Posted on: November 1st, 2018 by Shereen Volks

What happens when mediation fails and the parents cannot agree? Litigation is expensive and is time-consuming. In an endeavour to address this problem, a practice was developed a number of years ago in an attempt to keep parenting disputes out of Court by enhancing the powers of a mediator and elevating the position to what was called (in the Western Cape) “facilitation”.

Living Annuity: Part Of Accrual In A Divorce? | 23 August 2016

Posted on: August 23rd, 2016 by Shereen Volks

Simply stated, a living annuity is an investment account or portfolio of investments from which a person can withdraw an income. Living annuities are usually purchased when people retire – they invest their retirement annuities, provident funds and other retirement funds in living annuities and their retirement income is drawn from the living annuity investment. […]

Surrogacy – A New Possiblity | 05 August 2016

Posted on: August 5th, 2016 by Shereen Volks

D-day for new travel documents for children around the corner | 19 May 2015

Posted on: May 19th, 2015 by Shereen Volks

We remind you that, from 1 June 2015, all passengers under 18 must travel with an Unabridged Birth Certificate, showing the particulars of both parents, when entering/exiting South Africa. This new regulation has been introduced by the Department of Home Affairs to curb human trafficking and will be enforced by immigration officials at all ports […]

Do I need an attorney when I get divorced? | 7 April 2015

Posted on: April 7th, 2015 by Shereen Volks

Yes. One is entitled to approach the Regional Court (previously known as the Southern Divorce Court), but without an informed understanding of your rights and obligations, you may sell yourself short. Divorcing parties often do not understand the distinction between a capital claim and an accrual claim or how to calculate these claims, as also […]

Changing your matrimonial property system is costly and time consuming | 2 December 2014

Posted on: December 2nd, 2014 by Shereen Volks

Wedding season is upon us! Choosing a spouse is one of the most important choices you will ever make; but you have another very important choice to make – the right matrimonial property system. It may seem like a less romantic choice than say, your honeymoon destination, but it is no less important as, while […]

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