Benaters | Boutique Law Firm in Johannesburg

Wills, Trusts & Estates

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Expertise in Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning

At Benaters, our attorneys have the necessary knowledge and experience to provide an estate plan that suits your individual needs and protects your assets. We are experts throughout the process from drafting the Will, registering the Trust (if needed) and then ultimately administrating the estate in the best manner possible, both from a tax (with specific reference to Estate Duty) and winding up perspective. 

Our private client team can advise on all aspects of estate planning covering the drafting of wills, incorporation, registration and administration of trusts and financial management (working with trusted partners) to help relieve the burdens of additional stress and costs for your family and other beneficiaries.

For more detailed information please visit our blog post covering the Legal Aspects and Administration of Deceased Estates.

Drafting of Your Will

The best way to ensure that after your death your assets are distributed according to your wishes and instructions is to draw up a Will. This gives you the opportunity to appoint an Executor to deal with your assets. If you die without a valid will, your family might suffer inconvenience and even severe hardship. Where a person dies without leaving a valid will, the estate will devolve in accordance with the Intestate Succession Act.  We at Benaters are specialists in the drafting of simple and complex Wills and the administration of Deceased Estates which is also known as probate. 

As your attorneys our services in Wills and Estate Planning will:

  • advise you on any potential problem which may arise;

  • deal with any legal issues that might be encountered;

  • have the necessary knowledge and expertise to ensure that your Will is drawn in accordance with your instructions, and

  • ensure that your will has been properly executed and is valid and binding in terms of the Wills Act.

Further information on the administration of deceased estates is available here.


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