- Capital Legacy
- August 11, 2022
September is WILLS MONTH
At Capital Legacy, every day is Wills Day, every month is Wills Month, and every year is Wills Year, because Last Wills and Testaments are in our DNA.
That is why we have decided from the onset to throw our full weight behind the Law Society of South Africa’s “National Wills Week”. It is traditionally held every year in September where participating firms offer Basic Will drafting for free. This year it is from 12 to 16 September.
Capital Legacy has been drafting Wills for free every day for the past 10 years, and to date we have helped over 400 000 South Africans get their Wills in order making us the largest provider of Wills in the country.
The statistic of South Africans without a Last Will and Testament is shockingly high at more than 70%. Because Capital Legacy’s mission is to make the loss of a loved one easier, it was quite logical for us to take the next step and transform Wills Week into Wills Month.
Capital Legacy is so mission-driven that we even draft Wills on public holidays and after hours to accommodate our clients. We also have a courier service that collects the signed Wills free of charge to ensure that it is put into safe custody.
There is such a need in South Africa that we are currently helping an average of 10 000 clients, every month, with their Wills.
Not only do we draft client’s Wills, but we have one of the largest Estate Administration teams in the country handling in excess of 100 new Estates per month. Through years of winding up deceased Estates, we see all too often, the reality of families struggling to deal with the loss of a loved one almost daily. This struggle is more difficult when the loved one’s affairs are not in order.
Most people know that they need a Will, but statistics show that one of South Africans’ major weaknesses is procrastination.
The Law Society has explained previously that it is important to have your Will professionally drafted as “often a Will is not valid because the person who drafts it does not have the necessary legal knowledge to ensure that the requirements of the law are met. By drafting a Will, you ensure that your assets are disposed of in accordance with your wishes after your death”.
Whether you are a parent, a breadwinner, a homeowner or just generally want to ensure that your affairs are in order, it is important that you have a valid Will drafted by a professional. A valid Will allows you to state your last wishes, who should inherit your assets and property, who you would like to act as Executor for your Estate, and who you wish to nominate as Guardian/s for your minor Children (younger than 18 years old).
A valid Will enables you to protect the interest of your loved ones and helps ensure that there is no unnecessary delay in settling your Estate after your death.
Over the last 10 years of helping South Africans get their Wills in order, we have been constantly improving and refining our processes to make it easier, hassle free and accessible to all. 400 000 clients later, we are still working hard to make the loss of a loved one easier by ensuring that more South Africans can get their Wills done.
This Wills month, don’t procrastinate, act now, spread the word and let us secure your legacy today.
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