The death of a loved one is a difficult process to go through, and when the inevitable occurs, it is important to remember what happens next. The cause of death is determined under 2 categories: natural death, such as illness
Imagine being able to control the future, just by signing a few documents with your attorney now? Get it done sooner, because the dreaded future could come tomorrow. Drafting a will is a carefully thought out process, because it is
The above legislation is a crucial new Bill that will replace the current Estate Agency Affairs Act of 1976. “This bill is part of government’s response to the changing market conditions, and it seeks to create an enabling environment to
If you need to use official South African documents in another country, it is necessary that they are legalised for use abroad. This can be for any number of reasons, such as legalising university degrees for a job in another country.
Having a will is a final statement of how you want your assets to be managed after your death. However, sometimes you may want to change it. You may have had a child, for example, and want to add him/her
A trust is the ideal long-term structure with which to protect assets from generation to generation while it effects a saving in terms of estate duty. Estate duty is the levy payable on all your assets upon your death. An
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 death, can avoid unnecessary troubles. The Administration of Estates Act, 1965, determines what must
The main aim of planning your estate is to ensure that as much of the accumulated wealth is utilised for your own benefit and for the benefit of your dependents on your death. What is estate planning? “Estate planning” has