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My deceased estate and maintenance claims: how does it work?

In South African law, the principle of freedom of testation applies. You are allowed to write your will and decide how your property will be passed on once you have passed away. As a general rule, you are allowed to leave your property to whoever you want. You are allowed to do this with almost absolute control. However, certain exceptions do apply to the principle of freedom of testation. When it Read More

Who is the best person to nominate as my executor? Executors: Part 5

Over the course of the last few weeks, we have been discussing a highly important aspect of your will: your executor. Welcome to the final post in this series about executors! If you are only joining us now, we strongly recommend that you start reading from post 1 and continue in order so that this all makes sense. If you have missed any other of the posts, then access posts 2, 3 and 4 Read More

What does an executor cost? Executors: Part 4

What does an executor cost

Over the last while, we have been discussing a crucial aspect of your will that requires proper consideration: your executor. We have looked at what an executor does in part…

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