Wills and Estates

February 24, 2021

Be prepared for the cost of dying

“No matter how much you’ve been warned, Death always comes without knocking” (Margaret Atwood) No one wants to contemplate their own passing, but the reality is […]
December 7, 2020

What must you prove to remove a trustee?

It is perhaps inevitable that occasionally disagreements will arise between trustees as to how to administer and manage the trust and its assets under your control. […]
October 6, 2020

Do you have a valid Will?

“Better be safe than sorry… regret comes too late” Covid or no Covid, healthy and fit, or not, young or old, if you have responsibilities towards […]
May 11, 2020

In times of great change, make sure your Will is updated!

Particularly in these times of pandemic, deadly infections and uncertainty, no one can ever say with any confidence that we will still be alive tomorrow, or […]
April 7, 2020

What are the benefits of having a valid and up to date will?

During the lockdown period we all have more time to attend to our outstanding personal matters, to attend to long delayed personal admin and to get […]
February 10, 2020

Signing a Will by making a mark

In a recent matter a Will, signed by the testatrix by means of affixing her fingerprint on the document, was not accepted by the Master of […]
September 6, 2019

Your Will: What you can and can’t do

 “Where there’s a will, I want to be in it” (Anon) Your will (“Last Will and Testament”) is quite possibly the most important document you will […]
August 7, 2019

Your website of the month: Left money in a South African will but living overseas?

What happens if you want to access a South African bequest overseas? BizNews gives you a step-by-step breakdown of how to go about it, depending on […]
July 3, 2019

Your Last Will: The dire consequences of neglecting formalities

“It is not intended for the Court to make a will for the deceased based on what his intentions may have been” (Quoted in the judgment […]
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