Wills and Estate Planning

26
Aug

Estate Planning and Wills: A Checklist to Protect Your Family

Article courtesy of Law Dot News | Wills & Estate Planning Estate Planning and Wills: A Check List to Protect Your Family “Don’t fear death, plan for it” (Anon) Amazingly, here we are in the middle of a deadly pandemic yet still some 70% – 80% of working South Africans are said to have no will in place. That’s crazy
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27
Jan

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 that sooner or later it is inevitable, and particularly in these dangerous times we need always to be prepared. The loss of a loved one is always distressing. It can however be compounded by

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5
Jan

Life Partners – You Still Need a Will and a Cohabitation Agreement!

Article courtesy of Law Dot News Life Partners – You Still Need a Will and a Cohabitation Agreement! A recent High Court decision has been widely viewed as an important victory for the rights of unmarried opposite-sex life partners. Until now, if one such partner died intestate (without making a will), the other could not inherit on the same basis
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28
Sep

Is Your Will Valid?

“Death knocks at all doors alike” (John Dunton 1692) Sooner or later we must leave our families to face life without us, and of course these are particularly dangerous times for us all.  Make sure that your own affairs are in order now –  A valid will is the only sure way to protect your loved ones after you are gone.  If

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26
Jun

Electronic Signatures in Property and Other Transactions

Article courtesy of Law Dot News Electronic Signatures in Property and Other Transactions “To sign a document means to authenticate that which stands for or is intended to represent the name of the person who is to authenticate” (quoted in the case below) We all know that verbal agreements, although fully binding for most types of transaction, are a recipe
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27
Apr

In Times of Great Change, Make Sure Your Will is Updated!

Article courtesy of Law Dot News In Times of Great Change, Make Sure Your Will is Updated! “Death always comes without knocking” (Margaret Atwood) 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 next month, or next year. Now more than ever having
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28
Aug

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 ever sign. Without a properly-executed will you put your loved ones at risk of financial and emotional hardship, you forfeit your right to nominate who administers your deceased estate, and most importantly you forfeit your

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29
Jul

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 whether you are – Non-resident,  Financially emigrated, or A South African resident temporarily abroad. Read also the section on taxation.  Bear in mind that of necessity an article like this can only give you an

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