June 6, 2022

Death during a divorce: Who takes care of the funeral?

“Family feuds, in relation to who has the right to bury a deceased person, has the potential of permanently dividing the family. These are sensitive disputes […]
April 13, 2022

Life partners now qualify for intestate succession

The Constitutional Court recently confirmed the October 2020 ruling of the Western Cape High Court that section 1(1) of the Intestate Succession Act is unconstitutional in […]
November 17, 2021

Deceased’s will declared invalid, 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. […]
August 11, 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 […]
September 11, 2020

The importance of witnesses when signing a will

I gave instructions to my attorney to prepare a Will for me as my most recent Will no longer reflected my wishes. My attorney emailed the Will to me with clear instructions as […]
July 13, 2020

Caring for your loved ones by caring for their future

We’ve all seen it in movies and novels: A young unsuspecting person wakes up one day to find out that they had been left an extraordinarily […]
May 13, 2020

Socially Distanced Witnessing

The last few weeks have seen huge changes in the way we live our lives. The demand for wills has surged during the COVID-19 pandemic, which […]
April 7, 2020

The Lockdown and Your Will

You really meant to get around to updating your Will after your wedding… the birth of your child… your divorce… your big move… but you just […]
February 28, 2020

Be Prepared by Putting These Essential Documents in Place

One of the best ways to become better prepared is to put life’s most essential documents in place. No one really wants to think about serious […]
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