Execution of Wills and Administration of Estates

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The appointment and functions of the executor

Not executing a will results in a deceased estate being administered in terms of the intestate succession, which in itself results in its own andsometimes negative consequences. Furthermore, it also results in the deceased not nominating the executor of his choice. This can cause an unnecessary delay in the administration of the deceased estate and […]

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The accrual system and estate planning

The Antenuptial contract excludes a marriage in community of property and may include the application  of the accrual system, or not. Where a marriage includes the application of the accrual system the accrual is calculated at dissolution of the marriage, either by death or divorce. Thus, it is of the utmost importance that  your estate planning makes provision for a […]

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Estate Planning – why do I need it?

Estate planning is a wide field and involves the overall structuring of a person’s wealth through marital contracts, wills, trusts and business planning. Careful planning and drafting of documents and contracts can affect a person’s ability to create and sustain hard earned prosperity. Rich or poor, everyone needs to plan their estates. It can be […]

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The importance of having a will

Schoeman Attorney eagerly encourages people to draft, execute and update their wills with effective estate planning strategies regularly. As a law firm we take part in the annual National Wills week and strongly recommend drafting and executing a valid will when having an antenuptial contract drawn-up or simply when personal needs or circumstances change. Therefore, […]

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