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HOW TO REDUCE THE COSTS IN AN ESTATE

Ensure sufficient cash is available to avoid sale of assets – Fisa. Ingé Lamprecht  /  7 March 2017 00:27 JOHANNESBURG – The death of a spouse, friend or relative is often an emotional time even before estate matters are addressed. And truth be … Continue reading

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HOW (NOT) TO DRAFT A WILL

JOHANNESBURG – It might be easy to argue that a will is an unnecessary document, especially if it won’t make any difference to the distribution of the assets in the estate. But beware. The argument is flawed for two reasons. … Continue reading

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ENSURE SUFFICIENT CASH IS AVAILABLE TO AVOID SALE OF ASSETS IN YOUR ESTATE

JOHANNESBURG – The death of a spouse, friend or relative is often an emotional time even before estate matters are addressed. And truth be told, death can be an expensive and cumbersome affair, particularly if estate planning was neglected, the … Continue reading

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ESTATE PLANNING FOR YOUNG ADULTS

It is very important for you to plan your estate, which could include a living will, a last will and a living trust. This can help families prepare for difficult times when you are no longer around to assist or … Continue reading

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ESTATE PLANNING: PEACE OF MIND OR UNPLANNED HEADACHE

We meet with a number of clients annually to sign off their annual financial statements and taxes. In this meeting we usually ask, “Have you got a Will?” Mr and Mrs Client then often look at each other and turn … Continue reading

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YOUR WILL – AN IMPORTANT DOCUMENT

Life is unpredictable, therefore we advise our clients to lose no time in drawing up their will and planning their estate. Below are important reasons why this should be one of your top priorities. Q: Why should I have a … Continue reading

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DEALING WITH MARRIAGE AND ESTATE PLANNING

It is important to understand the legal implications of the marital property regime, especially when drafting a Last Will and Testament and also when entering into a marriage, as the regime chosen by the estate planner is going to affect … Continue reading

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SOME POINTERS FOR PLANNING YOUR ESTATE

The main aim of planning your estate is to ensure that as much of the accumulated wealth is utilised for your own benefit and for the maximum utilisation of dependents on your death. “Estate planning” has been defined as the … Continue reading

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SHOULD I DRAFT A WILL?

A mother who has always wanted her daughter to inherit her diamond engagement ring may never get her wish if she dies without leaving a valid written will. The mother’s estate would then be distributed in terms of the Intestate … Continue reading

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