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 […]
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 […]
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