There are two ways in which a person’s estate can devolve upon death; testate or intestate. If the deceased person has not drawn up a Will or has not sought professional assistance with the drafting of their Will, the estate shall devolve according to the law of intestate succession as prescribed by the Intestate Succession Act 81 of 1987. Distribution in terms thereof has proven problematic, causing unnecessary delays, financial difficulties, and creating disputes between heirs.
To avoid these pitfalls, you should consult a professional regarding, what we would like to call your, Life Document. We can advise you on the most cost effective way to distribute your estate, creation of trust, and point out problems which may cause disputes between heirs. We also specialise in Wills which are Shariah compliant, a necessity if you are serious about your faith.
Feel free to contact Wafiq for advice on your Life Document. He is also available to assist executors and family members with the estates of their deceased loved ones.