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Wills and Trusts

Tempted by that online will, divorce settlement or lease template? Read this first

Apr 28 2019 19:00

Many people have searched online for templates, for instance for a will, rental agreement, retainer, divorce settlement agreement or employment contract. But they should proceed with caution, experts warn.

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At war with your neighbours? Try mediation

Mar 10 2019 17:44

Sooner or later, many of us deal with the yapping dog, the leak, the loud music, or the lawnmower at the crack of dawn - but how you handle it can either increase the risk of future feuds and higher costs, or minimise costs and tensions, says a legal expert.

Wills and Trusts

10 mistakes to avoid in your will

Dec 28 2018 16:08

Do not underestimate the impact that an improperly drafted will – or the absence of a will – can have on your family.

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Marriage and money: What to consider before you tie the knot

Dec 29 2018 10:05

In between the wedding planning, it's crucial to consider what type of marital regime you're entering into before you start your life together.

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Top 3 risks to long-term family wealth - report

Dec 25 2018 19:09

The latest research report from family office Stonehage Fleming was compiled through surveys conducted with some 150 families around the world, including SA.

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Beware of potential double estate tax on your offshore property

Sep 23 2018 18:18

For South Africans who have invested in offshore property, estate planning can be challenging given the legal and tax frameworks of another country.

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Wills drawn up for free during National Wills Week

Sep 13 2018 18:09

South Africans should take advantage of the opportunity to have their wills drafted during this year’s Wills Week from 17 to 21 September.

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Trusts: Risky to ignore independent trustee requirements

Aug 02 2018 16:24

In March 2017 the Master’s Office issued a directive stating that all new so-called “family business trusts” must appoint an independent trustee.

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VAT, other tax and fee hikes just pushed the cost of dying up massively

Apr 13 2018 17:02

Estate planners and administrators must take note of recent cost increases. Master’s fees, VAT, estate duty, donations tax rates and the cost of dying have increased.

Wills and Trusts

Be aware of foreign estate implications of offshore investments - expert

Jan 26 2018 16:07

Many SA investors diversify risk by creating offshore estates, but often without thinking about the implications if the investor should die, cautions an expert.

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