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The importance of having a well-structured Will

And why it needs to be updated every year or at least with every life event that occurs. People often neglect to give proper attention to their Will because it forces them to face their own mortality. Yet this is … Continue reading

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Need a second chance? Get your will in order today!

Everybody deserves a second chance, the saying goes. With your will, you have unlimited “second chances” to correct any past mistakes or to change your mind. With so many chances, it is mind-boggling and tragic that court records are replete … Continue reading

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THE BASICS OF CREATING A LAST WILL & TESTAMENT

Who your property is passed on to depends on whether you have a valid will or not. If you do have a valid will, then your property will be divided according to your wishes stated therein. If you die without … Continue reading

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DO YOUR LOVED ONES KNOW WHERE YOUR WILL IS?

This is such an important question to ask, as most people that have drafted a will believe that having drawn up a will is enough. Unfortunately, this is not the case and it is critical that you and your loved … Continue reading

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HOW YOUR MARITAL REGIME AFFECTS YOUR ABILITY TO BEQUEATH YOUR ESTATE

Limitations on freedom of testation can vary. South African law values people’s ability to bequeath their belongings in a will as they see fit, but marital and other relationship regimes could limit a testator’s ability to freely pass on wealth. … 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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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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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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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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APPOINTMENT OF THE EXECUTOR OF MY WILL

This is a subject which causes more and more discussion and people become more knowledgeable about Executor’s fees and how it is calculated. As mentioned in previous articles, the maximum Executor’s fee is fixed by law. The current maximum permissible … Continue reading

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