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Estates, Wills & Trusts

The Formalities of a valid will

The formalities of a valid will. A will refers to a legal document that outlines the distribution of your assets and the care of minor children in the event of your death.  In the event that you die without a will or die without a valid will, the distribution of your assets will be governed by the laws of intestate succession.

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Estates, Wills & Trusts

Basic Estates Concepts Explained

A brief explanation of important estate concepts, which will be helpful when deciphering a will, as well the necessary documents needed to report a deceased estate to the Master of the High Court.

Testate Succession

Intestate Succession

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Estates, Wills & Trusts

The costs associated with winding up an Estate

There are few things in life that are certain, however, death is a certainty and especially in the time we find ourselves in during the midst of the novel coronavirus pandemic.

The mourning process of the passing of beloved family and friends is a long and emotionally draining one and may be aggravated by the challenge of winding up a loved one’s estate.

knowledge of these costs and how to handle them are important to those left with the task of administering your deceased estate.

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Estates, Wills & Trusts

Purchasing a property from a deceased estate

Often the property in an estate could offer good value for money. Buyers interested in the purchase of aproperty from a deceased estate should be weary of what to expect, as this process can sometimes be a lengthy and complicated one.

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Estates, Wills & Trusts

Withholding of Rental Deposit

Every lease agreement has two parties who both share rights and obligations towards each other and with regards to the relevant property.

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