April 21, 2022

Life partners now qualify for intestate succession

The Constitutional Court recently confirmed the October 2020 ruling of the Western Cape High Court that section 1(1) of the Intestate Succession Act is unconstitutional in […]
September 2, 2021

Think twice before choosing an executor

The nomination of an executor is an important aspect of a Last Will and Testament. An executor is nominated in a Last Will and Testament and, upon death, he or she administers and distributes the estate in accordance […]
November 30, 2020

Determining the validity of your will

I gave instructions to my attorney to prepare a Will for me as my most recent Will no longer reflected my wishes. My attorney emailed the […]
November 26, 2020

Getting this wrong might have your loved ones end up in court

I gave instructions to my attorney to prepare a Will for me as my most recent Will no longer reflected my wishes. My attorney emailed the […]
February 10, 2020

Stay ahead of the game with these documents

If you can believe it, we are already at the end of January. With all the beginning-of-year struggles and excitement, there is something to keep in […]
January 28, 2020

Is an e-will valid in South Africa?

In terms of South African law, for a will to be accepted as valid by the Master of the High Court (a statutory body to which […]
October 22, 2019

What is a Living Will?

A Living Will is a document regarding healthcare at the end of your life. It states that any treatment that would otherwise lengthen your life should […]
July 10, 2019

Wills and Testaments: Interpretation

It is trite that the law of succession aims to give effect to the wishes of the testator. Accordingly, when a person passes on and leaves […]
September 18, 2018

Can I amend my will?

Having a will is a final statement of how you want your assets to be managed after your death. However, sometimes you may want to change […]
September 18, 2018

Demystifying the executor in a deceased estate

During a person’s lifetime s/he will gather assets, in other words, belongings such as a house or a motor vehicle. These assets and liabilities will form […]
September 18, 2018

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 […]
July 3, 2018

PROPERLY EXECUTING A WILL IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT

I gave instructions to my attorney to prepare a last will and testament for me as my will no longer reflected my wishes. At my request, […]
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