October 4, 2019

Steps to follow when terminating a trust

There is no provision in the Trust Property Control Act, 1988 that requires the deregistration of trusts. However, this said, it does not mean that a […]
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. […]
June 25, 2018

Demystifying the executor in a deceased estate

During a person’s lifetime s/he will gather assets, in other words, belongings such as a house or a motor vehicle. These assets and liabilities will form […]
June 12, 2018

The basics of creating a Last Will & Testament

Who your property is passed on to depends on whether you have a valid will or not. If you do have a valid will, then your […]
May 16, 2018

Can I amend my will?

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 […]
November 27, 2017

How does inheritance work?

When someone dies they normally have what is called a ‘will’. The people who benefit from this ‘will’ are known as the heirs. Upon someone death, […]