Estate Planning (including business planning)

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Customary Law and a Valid Executed Will

Not all rules and regulations are governed by written Legislation. The Constitution of South Africa recognises unwritten “Legislation” namely, Common and Customary Law. Customary Law is defined as: “An established system of immemorial rules which has evolved from the way of life and natural wants of the people, the general context of which was a […]

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Testamentary Trusts

Testamentary Trusts

We all have read and heard somewhere in our lives of the importance of a Will.  However, we have not heard the reasons as to why we need to make provision for a testamentary trust in our Wills.  As we are celebrating Youth Month in June, we are now more aware than ever before that […]

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What happens to your Cryptocurrency when you pass away?

What seemed to be a completely foreign concept just a few years ago, is now a reality for most investors. Cryptocurrency is a virtual form of money that is protected by indestructible Cryptography which makes it a secure way to store wealth and investments. Cryptocurrencies are unique in the sense that their blockchain technology is […]

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Sectional title scheme – how do owners institute legal proceedings?

Ownership of a Section Title is made up of three elements; namely individual ownership, joint ownership and membership of a body corporate.  Individual ownership is the section you purchased whereas joint ownership is the part know as common property. The section purchased is considered the principle section, with undivided shares in the land and other […]

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Wills, Trusts and Estates: The Importance of reviewing a trust

Despite the skepticism with which they are viewed by SARS and the ever-tightening regulatory environment, trusts remain invaluable tools in estate planning. Especially if they are setup to serve a well-planned and predefined purpose.   Another misconception, is that once you have setup a trust no amendment is ever needed in future, or that the […]

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