Execution of Wills and Administration of Estates

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Circumstances in which an unborn child can inherit from a Deceased Estate

Introduction It is often scary to think about the future wellbeing of one’s children and/or grandchildren, once you no longer around. Individuals tend to ensure that their children and/or grandchildren are protected and catered for in their Last Will and Testaments. But what is the position when it comes to unborn children? Are they entitled […]

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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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Section 2C (1) of the Wills Act declared invalid by the Constitutional Court – The effect on polygamous Muslim Marriages

Section 2C (1) of the Wills Act 7 of 1953 as amended (hereinafter referred to as the “Wills Act”), previously prevented surviving spouses who entered into polygamous Muslim marriages, in terms of Muslims rites only, from inheriting repudiated shares of a deceased’s estate. In September 2017, the High Court of South Africa, Western Cape Division, […]

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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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