May 18, 2018

Renouncing your benefit from a Will: What are the Consequences.

Any person nominated to receive an inheritance, whether it arises from a will or by virtue of the laws of intestate succession, may choose either to […]
March 20, 2018

When I ‘split’, how will they ‘split?’

It was Benjamin Franklin who famously stated that only two things in life are certain: Death and Taxes, these are unavoidable. In the case of the […]
January 30, 2018

Managing disputes over a deceased relative’s estate

If someone leaves a sizeable estate behind, it may cause conflict among the possible heirs. The help of an attorney, when settling an estate after a […]
December 11, 2017

DISINHERITANCE OF A SURVIVING SPOUSE WITHIN THREE MONTHS OF DIVORCE

Matthew Cannon In terms of Section 2B of The Wills Act 7 of 1953 (‘the Act’), if any person dies within three months after dissolution of […]
October 23, 2017

Trust

What is a Trust ? A trust is a fiduciary arrangement that allows a third party, or trustee, to hold assets on behalf of a beneficiary or […]
May 24, 2017

DRAFTING YOUR LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT SHOULD BE YOUR FIRST PRIORITY

There are two key pieces of legislation which govern the manner in which a deceased estate it devolved upon death, namely the Intestate Succession Act 81 […]
May 24, 2017

IS IT BENEFICIAL TO CREATE A TRUST?

A Trust can be described as a legal relationship which has been created by the founder, who places assets under the control of Trustees. This either […]