Susan Abro

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Susan Abro Attorney

79 Churchill Road
Kwazulu Natal
South Africa


BA and LLB from the University of KZN (Pietermartizburg) & (Durban) respectively. Admitted Attorney of the High Court of South Africa. Started own practice, June 1995 – Susan Abro Attorney. Specialises in Family Law and litigation in the High Court and Magistrate’s Court, including applications in terms of the Hague Convention on Abduction of Children. First Woman Vice – President, KwaZulu Natal Law Society and Chairperson, Law Society of South Africa. Acted as a Judge of the High Court in the Durban and Coast Local Division in December 2005. Chairperson – IBA World Women Lawyer’s Committee – Outstanding World Woman Lawyer Award – 2006. Appointed by the KZN Finance Department as Chairperson of the Municipal Bid Appeals Tribunal – uMZinyathi District, KZN. Chairperson of Family Law Committee, Law Society of South Africa since 2007. Member of the International Bar Association. Council member, Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry KZN. Speaks at various conferences in South Africa, and internationally on issues relating to Family Law, Women and Children’s rights and empowerment. Involved in various charitable associations.

Languages Spoken: EnglishAfrikaansFrench

Practice Areas: Appeals, Arbitration, Child Care/Public Law, Child Custody/Residence/Visitation/Contact, Child Support, Cohabitation, Divorce, Domestic Abuse/Violence/Protection Orders, Emergency Procedures/Injunctions, Enforcement: Child Custody, Enforcement: Child Support, Enforcement: Property Division, Enforcement: Spousal Support, Finance: Capital Provision, Finance: Pensions/Superannuation/Retirement and Employment Benefits, Finance: Property Issues, Finance: Taxation, Finance: Trusts, Hague Convention/Child Abduction, Modification/Variation: Child Custody, Modification/Variation: Child Support, Modification/Variation: Property Division, Modification/Variation: Spousal Support, Parentage/Paternity, Pre-nuptial/Post-nuptial Agreements, Relocation/Removal from Jurisdiction, Same Sex Partnerships, Spousal Support/Maintenance/Alimony, Surrogacy

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