Is your current Will valid? Do you have your originally signed Will? Is it kept in a safe place? Do you know who your executor is? Are the provisions in your Will feasible?
All these questions are of utmost importance to ensure that your wishes are adhered to and your loved ones are able to avoid undue frustration during their time of mourning.
The Testator or Testatrix typically have good intentions when drafting certain provisos, but these often lead to unforeseen consequences.
The basic requirements for ensuring that you have a valid Will are set out in the Wills Act 7 of 1953.
Be sure to take note of the following formalities:
The person who writes or witnesses a Will is disqualified from receiving any benefits from the Will. The executor, appointed trustee or guardian will also be disqualified to act should he/she or his/her spouse sign as witness.
We are able to assist and ensure that your Will gives effect to your wishes.
To draft a Will, update your Will or receive sound advice, contact the experts:
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