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

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 […]
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 […]
October 5, 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, […]
July 4, 2017

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 […]
April 3, 2017

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 […]
February 9, 2017

OWNING PROPERTY WITHOUT A WILL

If you die without a will, an administrator will have to be appointed to administer your estate which will be distributed according to the laws of […]
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 […]
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