Wills and Estates Law

Most people recognise the need for a will, but very often don’t understand the necessity of a will and the consequences of dying without a valid will. There are a few important questions to ask yourself?

  • Do I have a valid Will?
  • Has my Will been updated recently?
  • Does my Will reflect my last wishes?
  • Will my estate be devolved efficiently, cost-effectively and without delay?

If you answered “no” or “not sure” on any of these questions, we seriously recommend you speak to an expert. You can try to “do-it-yourself”, but you need the help of a qualified professional to draft or update a validly executed Will.

With a handeling of a deceased estate are there quite a few steps involved in the process and because we have the experience, we will be able to assist you and make sure that the process gets completed as quickly and easily as possible. If you were appointed as an executor of an estate and feel that you do not know what is involved and what must done, then you can contact us to assist you in this regard.”

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We can offer the follow solutions:

Solutions related to your Will:

  • Preparation, advice and execution of your Will
  • Drafting or updating of your Will (or that of your children if they are over 18)
  • Interpretation of a Will
  • Assistance in the challenging or opposing the validity of a Will

Solutions related to the administration of a deceased estate

  • Reporting of a deceased estate to the Master of the High Court
  • Obtaining the Letter of Executorship or Letter of Authority
  • Gathering and managing all the necessary reporting documentation required to wind up the estate
  • Open and managing of the estate bank account
  • Placing of the required advertisements in the local newspaper and Government Gazette
  • Drawing up the Liquidation and Distribution account and obtaining the Masters’ approval
  • Calculation and arrangement of estate duty payments to SARS
  • Finalisation and wrapping up of the deceased estate

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