Wills & Estates
The South African law of succession prescribes the rules which determine the devolution of a person’s estate after his death and all matters incidental thereto. It identifies the beneficiaries who are entitled to succeed to the deceased’s estate, and the extent of the benefits they are to receive, and determines the different rights and duties that persons (for example, beneficiaries and creditors) may have in a deceased’s estate. It forms part of private law.
The manner in which assets are distributed depends on whether the deceased has left a valid will or other valid document containing testamentary provisions, such as an antenuptial contract. If the deceased has not left a valid will or valid document containing testamentary provisions, the deceased dies intestate. (WIKIPEDIA)
Smit Attorneys provide the following services related to Wills and Estates:
- Drafting of Wills
- Estate Planning
- Administration of Deceased Estates