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Fixing lengthy delays on deceased estates

Fixing lengthy delays on deceased estates

Losing a loved one is hard. It’s even more difficult to deal with such a loss in the face of long and complicated estate administration processes. It can become emotionally and financially taxing. In South Africa, it is not uncommon for a deceased...

What happens to your home when you pass away?

What happens to your home when you pass away?

Carl Coetzee, Joint MD of Capital Legacy, has some valuable advice and tips for homeowners when it comes to estate planning. If you own a home of your own, have you thought about what will happen to it one day when you pass away? With as many as...

When is a trust appropriate?

When is a trust appropriate?

When we think of intergenerational wealth, we often think of trusts and the proverbial trust-fund baby. While trusts can be a great way to house intergenerational wealth, over the last ten years there have been significant changes to laws that...

How an education protection plan works

How an education protection plan works

Is it better to use life cover or an education protection plan to ensure that your child’s education is provided for in the event of your death? Every September, which is “Wills Month”, there is a focus on estate planning and drawing up your will....

Don’t die without a will!

Don’t die without a will!

A will allows you to provide for your family and removes complications after you pass away, but if you die without a will, it could cause delays in winding up your estate and your wishes may not be carried out. “Through years of winding up deceased...

A will to protect your family

A will to protect your family

One of the most important tasks that the Absa/City Press Money Makeover candidates need to fulfil, is to write up a will. We spend so much time and energy on our families and making many sacrifices for them, yet most parents have not taken the time...

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