Blogs filed in wills

Special Trusts

Category: Trusts | By Chamonie Buys

23 May 2016  |  Trusts, Wills, Estates, Tax

There are two types of special trusts recognised for tax purposes in the Income Tax Act. The first type of Trust is referred to as a Special Type A Trust ... Read more

Co-habitation and the law

Category: Matrimonial | By Hayley Pillay

25 January 2016  |  Wills

I was recently asked by a client to advise on the legal consequences of his “common law marriage”. His “wife” of 15 years had just passed on ... Read more

Whats in a will?

Category: Estates | By Chamonie Buys

11 July 2015  |  Estates, Executors, Wills

Whenever the topic of a Will comes up I am reminded of a quote in a well-known South African case: Read more

Living Wills – The right to die with dignity

Category: Wills | By Hayley Pillay

24 May 2015  |  Wills

In the recent ground breaking case of Advocate Robin Stransham-Ford who was terminally ill from... Read more

Right of Pre-Emption in a Shareholder Agreement vs Provision in the Will

Category: Wills | By Arno Goebel

10 October 2014  |  Estates, Executors, Law, Shareholders

The right of pre-emption is a contractual arrangement, usually between shareholders... Read more

Nominating a Foreign Executor – is this a good idea at all and why?

Category: Wills | By Arno Goebel

01 October 2014  |  Estates, Executors, Shareholders, Trusts

Should you discourage clients from nominating a foreign Executor in their Wills? Read more