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There are common mistakes people often make when they do their estate planning and these can end up having devastating consequences for those left behind.
Free or cheap wills can cost your estate dearly in the long run, according to Alfred Bester of Legacy Fiduciary Services.
A worldwide Will or an offshore Will can protect your estate if you’re intending to relocate or if you’re thinking of buying property abroad.
It has become pricier to hold assets within a trust, but it's still a useful tool within estate planning.
During National Wills Week, many law firms are willing to draw up basic wills for free.
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.
If you are married, it's important to understand what will happen to the marital property when you die, says attorney Simon Dippenaar.
South Africans should take advantage of the opportunity to have their wills drafted during this year’s Wills Week from 17 to 21 September.
In March 2017 the Master’s Office issued a directive stating that all new so-called “family business trusts” must appoint an independent trustee.
Many SA investors diversify risk by creating offshore estates, but often without thinking about the implications if the investor should die, cautions an expert.
In recognition of Wills Month this September, Wills and Estate Administration services provider, Capital Legacy will donate R25 for every Will collected by CCD Couriers for safekeeping by the company.
There are serious financial considerations to take into account when deciding to move abroad, cautions Theunis Ehlers, a director at Citadel Fiduciary.
One of the biggest shocks and stresses following the death of a loved one is covering the immediate costs, such as funerals and burials, but also the administrative fees involved in winding up a deceased person’s estate.
If your sole objective in forming a trust is to obtain a tax benefit, then you are likely to be disappointed, says Hilary Dudley of Citadel Fiduciary.
Empowerment investment holding company African Rainbow Capital has acquired a 25% shareholding in specialist financial services firm Capital Legacy.
Now is a good time to review your wealth structures and update important documents, says a fiduciary and tax expert.
Do not underestimate the impact that an improperly drafted will – or the absence of a will – can have on your family.
JPMorgan Chase & Co has been ordered to pay $7.1m to the widow of a deceased American Airlines executive in a ruling that largely wiped out her portion of a $8bn verdict against the bank for mismanaging the family estate.
Specific lifestyle events could trigger the need to update your will, says the head of fiduciary services at PPS.
As a result of recent legislative changes, tax structures set up to avoid or defer donations tax and estate duty may no longer be effective, cautions an expert.
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