July 25, 2019

Wills and Testaments: Interpretation

It is trite that the law of succession aims to give effect to the wishes of the testator. Accordingly, when a person passes on and leaves […]
July 25, 2019

Appointing a caregiver in your Will

The Children’s Act, 38 of 2005 (hereinafter referred to as the Children’s Act) governs the laws relating to the care, contact and the protection of children. […]
November 13, 2018

Why is it important to deal with collation in your will?

The South Africa common law presumption of collation (collatio bonorum) is alive and well. This presumption is rooted in the belief that a testator intended that […]
June 12, 2018

Planning your estate as newlyweds

For newlyweds, one of the most important tasks to attend to is estate planning. The estate planning will depend on what the couple wants and what […]
May 16, 2018

The benefits of creating a trust

Trusts are well-known to facilitate effective estate planning and continuity planning strategies. That said, setting up a trust – whether an inter vivos (between the living) […]
November 27, 2017

The Basics of Estate Duty

When a person dies, they leave behind an estate which includes everything they own. Estate Duty is payable on the estate of every person who dies […]