Trust & Estates Law

Sep 5, 2018

Why it’s essential you nominate an executor of your estate

When drafting your Last Will and Testament you will have to decide who to nominate as executor of your estate. Your executor’s responsibilities It is your […]
Aug 23, 2018

Protect your family with a properly executed Will

A question that is often asked of attorneys is: “Why do I need a Will?” The answer is simple. Without a Will, the winding up of […]
Aug 31, 2017

Don’t delay the drafting of your will

It is something you are not able to rectify! Why must you have a will? By making a will you ensure that your assets are disposed […]
Jun 28, 2016

Trusts as financial and estate planning tool

Trusts can serve two important functions; that is to protect assets as well as create certain tax benefits. Some examples are the following: Firstly, in a […]
Jun 28, 2016

National free Wills Week 12-16 September 2016

In 2007 the Law Society of South Africa started the Initiative known as “National Wills Week” which aims at giving all people in South Africa access […]
Mar 17, 2016

USUFRUCT, USUS AND HABITATIO: WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE?

Usufruct, usus and habitatio are personal servitudes. These servitudes are sometimes considered as an estate planning tool to reduce estate duty, but testators don’t always realise […]
Aug 12, 2015

IS IT BENEFICIAL TO CREATE A TRUST?

A Trust can be described as a legal entity which is created by the founder, who places assets under the control of the Trustees. This either […]
Mar 12, 2015

Some pointers for planning your estate

‘Estate planning’ has been defined as the process of creating and managing a programme that is designed to: Preserve, increase and protect your assets during your […]