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What happens to your property if you don’t have a will?

Owning property for shelter or as a means to generate income is a wonderful legacy to leave behind when you pass away. This is why protecting your intentions for that property with a will is so important.

Posted on Apr 01, 2020

If you die without a will

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Tips to help wrap up an estate more easily

Stories about someone still dealing with a loved one’s estate years after they have passed away are common. But why does this happen? Here are some of the reasons for delays in finalising estates and what you can do to prevent them.

Posted on Mar 06, 2020

If you die without a will, Intestate Succession

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Ensure peace of mind with a living will

A living will is a document you sign that confirms you don’t want any medical treatment that will keep you alive artificially when there is no reasonable prospect for your recovery. Essentially, signing one means that you won’t be left on life support indefinitely.

Posted on Jan 09, 2020

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What REALLY happens if you die without a will in South Africa?

What really happens on the ground when winding up your late estate if you don’t have a will?

Posted on Jul 28, 2019

If you die without a will

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How does the Law of Intestate Succession work?

If someone dies without a will in South Africa, his estate will be administered in terms of the Intestate Succession Act 81 of 1987. 'Intestate succession’ means that your property and money will be passed on according to the “states will”.

Posted on Jul 21, 2019

Intestate Succession

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