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MAURITIUS – A COUNTRY TO DIE IN

Mauritius   When thinking of Mauritius, one usually thinks of golden, sundrenched beaches, azure water, a lifestyle of leisure, and friendly people. Not to mention a very stable electricity grid, with no power blackouts, except the ones caused by the occasional cyclone . . . Mauritius also has a very attractive fiscal regime for individuals … Continued

TRACKING OF DECEASED ESTATES AT CAPITAL LEGACY

The secret is out why Capital Legacy is quicker than the rest of the industry with the administration of Estates.   But we are going to keep you in suspense for a just a couple of paragraphs before we let the cat out of the bag. We need to do a quick scene-setter before telling … Continued

FILING A LATE ESTATE CLAIM

What is a Deceased Estate? A deceased Estate comes into existence when a person dies and leaves property or a Will. The Estate must then be administered and distributed in terms of the deceased’s Last Will and Testament. If there is no valid Will, it will be administered and distributed in terms of the Intestate … Continued

CAPITAL LEGACY – A SUCCESS STORY

In these trying times of companies downscaling and more and more people losing their jobs, it’s encouraging to know that there are some companies bucking this trend.  Whereas South Africa is more often than not literally in the dark, one particular company, Capital Legacy, has not only just kept the lights on but has been … Continued

THE SHOCK OF 134 500 COVID-ORPHANS IN SOUTH AFRICA

The impact of only 25% of parents having a valid Will in place.   THE HEART-RENDING STATISTICS: South Africans have been horrified by the news that Covid-19 has led to an estimated 134 500 orphans in our country. This means that at least one in every 200 children in every age group will have experienced Covid-19-associated … Continued

Thinking of setting up a Trust? Here’s some facts you need to know.

By Kenrick Newport, National Manager, Succession Planning at Capital Legacy Most people know about Trusts, but few people know the details. And as everybody knows, the devil is in the details. As Capital Legacy is the country’s leading provider of Wills we get to set up and manage hundreds of Trusts for our clients and … Continued

WHAT MAKES A WILL INVALID?

A Last Will and Testament is a document in which a person (called a testator or testatrix) expresses his or her wishes as to what should happen to their assets. This includes what their dependants should inherit when they die. But, like all legal documents, there are some factors which could invalidate a Last Will … Continued

What Happens When You Die Without a Will?

 What Happens When You Die Without a Will?  Dying without a Will could have detrimental consequences for your loved ones. If your familial structure is anything other than traditional, then the chances are high that your assets will not be distributed according to how you may envision they should be. According to South African law, … Continued

Death, Estates and Wills

We are all born to die. That is an irrefutable and very sobering fact of life. Compounding the loss of a loved one, family and friends often find to their shock that the process of unwinding the Estate of a loved one can be nearly as traumatic as the event itself. A little planning can … Continued

Trust Services

We are now offering assistance with your Trust requirements. Capital Legacy offers Trust services, whereby we act as an independent Trustee on your Inter Vivos Trust for a monthly fee. This fee covers a number of factors, namely: 1) Independent Corporate Trusteeship Capital Legacy will be independent corporate Trustee. A representative, as nominated by Capital … Continued