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November 23, 2021
Deceased’s document not considered a valid will, despite clear wishes
The Wills Act sets out the requirements for a valid Last Will and Testament. For a will to be valid, it must be signed and witnessed.
July 7, 2021
Conflicts of interest in the execution of an estate
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 6, 2019
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
August 30, 2019
CAN YOU DEREGISTER OR TERMINATE A TRUST?
There is no provision in the Trust Property Control Act, 1988 that requires the deregistration of trusts. However, this said, it does not mean that a
November 15, 2018
WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO DEAL WITH COLLATION IN YOUR WILL?
The South Africa common law presumption of collation (collatio bonorum) is alive and well. This presumption is rooted in the belief that a testator intended that
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