September 29, 2020

The importance of witnesses when signing a will

I gave instructions to my attorney to prepare a Will for me as my most recent Will no longer reflected my wishes. My attorney emailed the Will to me with clear instructions as […]
July 6, 2020

What happens if I die without a will?

We’ve all seen it in movies and novels: A young unsuspecting person wakes up one day to find out that they had been left an extraordinarily […]
May 29, 2020

Is an e-will valid in South Africa?

In terms of South African law, for a will to be accepted as valid by the Master of the High Court (a statutory body to which […]
May 29, 2020

Locked down during the pandemic: How to make a will and get it witnessed

The last few weeks have seen huge changes in the way we live our lives. The demand for wills has surged during the COVID-19 pandemic, which […]
April 21, 2020

Who’s Watching the Watchmen?

Ensuring their children are cared for when they pass away is one of the primary reasons people draw up a will. But what happens when the […]
February 10, 2020

Documents that Help Pave the Way

If you can believe it, we are already at the end of January. With all the beginning-of-year struggles and excitement, there is something to keep in […]
November 12, 2019

The validity of an e-will

In terms of South African law, for a will to be accepted as valid by the Master of the High Court (a statutory body to which […]
October 16, 2019

The difference between Living Will and Last Will

A Living Will is a document regarding healthcare at the end of your life. It states that any treatment that would otherwise lengthen your life should […]
July 12, 2019

How do our courts interpret Wills and Testaments?

This article will look at the two competing approaches taken by courts in the interpretation of wills and testaments – namely the golden rule and the […]
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