Annelie van Zyl Divorce Lawyer

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Our director, Annelie van Zyl, was admitted as solicitor of the Supreme Court of South Africa in February 1995. From 1995 to 2003 she practised law in South Africa gaining experience in a wide range of areas including family law.

In 2003 she immigrated to Australia and in April 2004 she was admitted as solicitor in New South Wales. She was admitted to practice law in Western Australia on 28 September 2007.

Since 2007 Annelie has practised predominantly in all areas of family law but has also gained substantial experience in the area of Wills and Probate.

Annelie is able to advise on a wide range of family law matters ranging from less complex property matters through to high net worth cases that may include complex business, company and trust structures. Similarly in children and parenting matters, whether you require either legal advice on the preparation of consent orders or a parenting plan or you require representation in complex high conflict defended court proceedings, Annelie has the experience to assist you.

Annelie is an accredited mediator with AIFLAM (Australian Institute for Family Law Arbitrators and Mediators) and a member of the Family Law Practitioners Association of WA. Annelie speaks Afrikaans fluently.


Annelie Van Zyl provided me with excellent legal service. Going through a divorce including property settlement, I didn’t know what to expect.Aside from her obvious skill and remarkable success rate, Mrs. Van Zyl is genuinely committed to her clients.

Regardless of the time or the importance of my matter, every phone call and email was promptly and personally returned. With each circumstance that arose, Mrs. Van Zyl gave practical advice and supplied necessary information to allow me to make my own informed decisions. She guided me through the long and daunting legal process, yet never lost her patience despite my frequent and overwhelming inquiries. She provided a support system and served as a mentor, exceeding the scope of what lawyers today are expected to do.

Simply put, lawyers like Mrs. Van Zyl are truly and exceptionally rare. Though it goes without saying, I would never hesitate to use or refer her outstanding services in the future. Thank you Mrs. Van Zyl.

Mr C (Ballajura, WA)

I approached Perth Divorce Lawyers as I was referred by a good friend and colleague and needed specialised assistance with my Family Court matter. Perth Divorce Lawyers helped me though the complex process of my matters. As there were a number of issues there was a lot of preparation before the hearing that needed to be done and Perth Divorce Lawyers was very effective in preparation and representation on the day.The result was more than I had hoped for and all orders were successful on the day.

One thing I liked was their willingness to keep me up to date with information and the fact that they prepared for a number of outcomes at the court hearing. They were professional but still personalised their approach. Great court room presence as well. I found the experience a lot less challenging and stressful than it had the potential to be owing to the nature of the issues being presented at court.

I would recommend Perth Divorce Lawyers to people who need assistance with any Family Court matters. The preparation work is thorough and representation is professional and concise. All work is completed punctually and properly.

I truly believethat as a result of Perth Divorce Lawyers professional approach my matter was finalised in good time and with the best result I could have hoped for. I would highly recommend them to anyone with Family Court issues. Their legal advice is second to none.

Ms S (Hocking, WA)

I approached Perth Divorce Lawyers because I required assistance with my Family Court proceedings mainly requiring legal assistance with parenting and financial matters including the preparation of my will and divorce matters.

Perth Divorce Lawyers helped me by providing sound legal advice, completing and preparing all my Family Court documents, ensuring I was fully compliant with all Family Court Orders and legally guiding me through a very challenging time in my life. The result was that I was represented by a highly professional law firm that had my best interests at heart; ensuring that I understood all options available to me in the Family Court. One thing I liked was their willingness to really listen and do everything possible to assist in all matters at short notice to ensure a better outcome for my situation at the time.

I found the experience very reassuring and comforting knowing I had the legal advice available to me at all times. I honestly don’t know what I would have done without Perth Divorce Lawyers especially at the very early stages of my separation and court proceedings.I recommend Perth Divorce Lawyers because of their professionalism, honesty and transparency, commitment to assist in all Family Law matters and their empathy to me as the client.

Thank you Perth Divorce Lawyers in assisting me with my Family Court matters.I couldn’t recommend your services high enough.

Ms M (Perth, WA)

Under difficult and emotional circumstances I received expert guidance throughout the legal process. Yes, it is expensive that I can’t deny though in retrospect my final settlement and fees were better than forecast. The decision to choose Annelie and pursue a fair share of assets was without doubt justified. Attention to detail, understanding and knowledgeable best describes the service provided by Annelie. I therefore highly recommend Perth Divorce Lawyers to anyone involved in financial settlements through the Family Court.

Mr I (Aveley, WA)