South Africans are encouraged to consider drafting a legally binding will and seek legal assistance. This follows findings by the Master of the High Court that more than 70% of working South Africans do not have a will. The Master of the High Court intervenes in such cases by assisting to administer the estates of people who died without valid wills. In the case of someone dying without a will, or if the will is found to be invalid, their estate will be administered in terms of the Intestate Succession Act 81 of 1987, which can be a lengthy and emotional experience. The annual National Wills Week was held from 16 to 20 September to help members of the public to draft a valid will. Having a will enables someone to decide how their estate should be distributed, helps to minimise any family feuds regarding their estate and ultimately also determines the “who, what, and when” of your estate. A will also entitles someone to decide who will take care of their minor children. A will allows you to make an informed decision about who should take care of your minor children.