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Stumbling blocks to winding up deceased estates

25 March 2022,  Theresa Tannous

Angélique Visser, national councillor at Fisa, explains the so-called ‘three Ps’ that can delay the winding up of a deceased estate

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More rights for life partners, but it still pays to protect yourself

23 February 2022,  Theresa Tannous

The Constitutional Court has ordered parliament to amend two laws to recognise the right of a surviving life partner in any relationship to inherit and claim maintenance after the other partner dies.

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Court Overturns Gender-based Law

05 March 2021,  Corné NunnsTheresa Tannous

An out-and-out disinheritance clause in a will executed more than 100 years ago that excluded female lineal descendants has been overruled by the Constitutional Court

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Ruling out of the grave

04 December 2020,  Corné Nunns

When my father drafted his will many years ago, he was advised that he could determine, in his will, how the assets of the family trust (of which he was the founder) had to be distributed amongst the beneficiaries.

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Master's Office 'lock-out' angers estate attorneys

25 August 2020,  Corné NunnsTheresa Tannous

Attorneys have launched an urgent bid for access to the Master's Office in Cape Town, saying that they have effectively been locked out during lockdown.

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No Will = Intestate Succession

05 September 2019

The unfortunate tendency amongst the public at large, when trying to draft a Last Will and Testament themselves, in order to have some sort of peace of mind when it comes to the devolution of their world-wide belongings, often has devastating consequences for their loved ones

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