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David Knott of Private Client Trust explains why a will needs to be assessed frequently

Have you practiced dying?

Have you considered what will happen if you met your demise on the way home from work this evening? (more…)

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Mark MacSymon

Estate Planning: Dying without a will is one of the biggest mistakes you can make

If you die without a valid Will in place the assets in your estate are distributed as stipulated in the Intestate Succession Act. This can cause unnecessary trauma, costs and delays for the family you leave behind and may prevent your final wishes from being carried out. Having a Will is also an imperative for […]

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Remay de Kock, Legal Adviser at BDO Wealth Advisers

Is your children’s inheritance protected?

Let’s get this straight: Having a Will is not sufficient. Rather, having a proper drafted Will in line with your wishes is the fundamental, basic, main prize.  Nothing less than this is good enough. (more…)

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No Last Will as the New Year kicks in? No way!

Dying without carefully preparing a Last Will and Testament that specifically outlines who should inherit your belongings, causes unnecessary distress at an already difficult time for your family and friends.  The absence of a Will also means that the law will decide who gets what, and how much. (more…)

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Thandi Ngwane

Five things to consider when drafting a will

Having a conversation about finances with our loved ones is often uncomfortable. Add the taboo subject of death and it becomes a topic we would altogether rather avoid. (more…)

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Dawid van den Berg, PwC1

Keeping a will safe in the event of an unforeseen disaster

Keeping your last will in a safe and secured place while ensuring that the executor and beneficiaries have access to the document is a challenge, says Dawid van der Berg, Gauteng Private Company Tax and Legal Services Leader, PwC. (more…)

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Hilary Dudley1

Where there’s a Will……

My late father used to recount the proverb “Where there’s a will…” not with the time-worn ending “there’s a way” but with the more jaded version “there’s a fight”. (more…)

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Sanlam Private Wealth on financial education and inherited money

The lack of financial education could cost a fortune

While it used to take two generations to lose a fortune, now it takes just one. This is according to a PwC 2016 Billionaires Insights report that showed that globally, 70% of inheritances are squandered in under five years.  (more…)

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