Category Archives: Administration of Deceased Estates

Electronic wills: Would an unsent text message amount to a will in South Africa?

In our previous post we considered a story that touched on the topic of electronic [Read More]

Can an unsent text message be a will?

Can an unsent text message be a will? That is, can a draft message that [Read More]

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 [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 [Read More]

What does an executor cost? Executors: Part 4

Over the last while, we have been discussing a crucial aspect of your will that [Read More]

How do I nominate my executor? Executors: Part 3

In this blog post, we are going to explore the question, “how do I nominate [Read More]

Who can be an executor? Executors: Part 2

This is the second post in our series about executors. If you missed our first [Read More]

Drafting your will? Why it is crucial to appoint an independent executor

In our experience, when a benefactor draws up a will in which there is more [Read More]

Executors, trustees and guardians

Last time I wrote about executors and the importance of thinking carefully about who will [Read More]