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WHY DO YOU NEED A WILL?

Ensure that your wishes are carried out fairly and without unnecessary delay, heartbreak and disputes.

The Intestate Succession Act determines your heirs if you do not have a will, and those heirs might not be who you intended to be your heirs.

You can leave your spouse an unlimited inheritance in your Will as opposed to the limited inheritance in terms of the Intestate Succession Act.

You can benefit persons or charities, other than spouses and blood family in your Will, while the heirs in terms of the Intestate Succession Act are limited to above individuals.

You can prevent that your minor children’s inheritance ends up in the Guardian’s Fund, to be administered by the Government, by providing for a Trust in your Will.

You can appoint an Executor, and not leave this important role to someone unknown or not trusted by you.

You can exempt your Executor from giving security (a cost in your estate), whereby you will ensure that your heirs inherit more.

You can appoint a guardian for your minor children, who can assist them with contracts.

You can lessen your liability for estate duty by planning your legacies in your Will.

 Please remember to review you Will regularly. The Wills Act states that if you die within three months after your divorce, your ex-spouse will not inherit even if he/she is your heir in your Will. After the 3 months' period, the Law assumes that you had enough time to change your Will if you wanted to. Your ex-spouse will then inherit if you did not change your Will, despite you being divorced or even married again. 

Now is good time, don’t wait, you can change your Will at any time again, if needed.