January 10, 2017

MANAGING DISPUTES OVER A DECEASED RELATIVE’S ESTATE

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 […]
January 10, 2017

WHAT IS THE COST OF MY ESTATE DUTY?

In terms of the stipulations of section 4 of the Estate Duty Act No 45 of 1955 certain deductions from the value of an estate are […]
December 8, 2016

HOW DO I REGISTER A TRUST?

A trust is an agreement between the person who owns the assets and the appointed trustees. A trust can be a good way to preserve your […]
December 8, 2016

WHAT HAPPENS IF I DIE WITHOUT A WILL?

Attorneys often emphasise the fact that you should have a will drawn up and revise it regularly in order to facilitate the administration of your possessions […]
December 8, 2016

OCCUPIERS WHO CAN’T BE EVICTED UNDER THE EST ACT

The Prevention of Illegal Eviction and Occupation of Land Act 19 of 1998 (PIE Act) provides, inter alia, the procedures for the eviction of unlawful occupiers. […]
December 8, 2016

USUFRUCT AND CAPITAL GAINS TAX

What is a usufruct? “A usufruct provides to the usufructuary a right of use of property or assets, lifelong or for a specific period, but the […]
November 25, 2016

WHAT CAN YOU DO ABOUT PUBLIC NUISANCES?

Persons who commit disruptive acts of unacceptable behaviour in public places may be warned, arrested and subsequently prosecuted by the authorities. The offender could be liable […]
November 25, 2016

SHOULD I PLAN MY ESTATE AS A YOUNG ADULT?

It is very important for you to plan your estate, which could include a living Will, a last Will and a living trust. This can help […]
November 25, 2016

CAN SOMEBODY TAKE THE LAW INTO HIS/HER OWN HANDS?

The mandament van spolie is a summary remedy, usually issued upon urgent application, aimed at restoring control of property to the applicant from whom it was […]
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