About Us

Yosef Shishler Attorneys is a boutique law firm specialising in DIVORCE, MEDIATION, FAMILY LAW & LITIGATION and is headed up by Attorney Yosef Shishler. Yosef (“Yossi”) commenced his articles with Charles Mendelow in 2004, whilst simultaneously studying his LLB degree though UNISA, in a bid to gain valuable practical knowledge and experience. Yossi was trained and mentored by family law expert, Charles Mendelow. He completed his LLB degree in 2008 and was admitted as an attorney in 2009 with rights of appearance in the High Court. Yosef was made a partner at Charles Mendelow & Associates from 2011 until the end of 2016, whereafter he ventured on his own to start Yosef Shishler Attorneys

Yossi is a trained and accredited mediator, having completed his mediation training at the Family Life centre Johannesburg in 2010, and having mediated many family law disputes. He has attended numerous courses and has conducted countless mediations in every area of family law He has further completed his collaborative law training and offers services in collaborative divorce.

Yossi is a multi-talented, life experienced attorney with wide interests. Yossi volunteers as a police reservist for the South African Police Service, as well as a paramedic for a community-run ambulance service.

We adopt an individual approach to handling cases and in the high conflict cases where human solutions are not possible, we have an effective and speedy litigation department.

Firm Overview

While we seek to bring cases to a sensible resolution, we are committed to maintaining the integrity of the family, with children being the number one priority. We seek to provide an environment where people may find human solutions to even the thorniest of family issues. Such solutions must be affordable, fair and pragmatic and allow all parties to retain their dignity and deal with each other in the future.

We utilise multi-disciplinary resources, along with skilled personnel, computerised administration, communication and research facilities keeping us abreast of the latest developments in family law. Our resources and services also include:


We are recognised and accredited by the South African Association of Mediators, and are capable of actively managing the resolution of even the most difficult cases. By bringing our balanced judgement and considerable experience to bear, we are able to save parties from excessive costs, lengthy litigation and unnecessary trauma.

Social & psychological support

We understand the need for parties to have access to these essential support professionals and maintain close association with all professionals involved in the case. This ensures that clients feel there is a safe, contained environment from which they can reach informed and guided decisions.



This starts with our policy of clear, up-front billing and appraising the client of likely outcomes at each stage, so that they know exactly where they stand. This extends to guidance regarding financial expectations, and referral to expert investment advice where appropriate.


In addition to our commitment to maintaining the integrity of the family, we place the needs and well-being of children as an absolute priority.