How long does it take to finalise a deceased estate?


This is difficult to specify as every Estate differs depending on the challenges unique to the Estate.

At Capital Legacy, our business rule is to try and finalise an Estate within nine (9) months. Although we do achieve this, we need to regulate expectations and state that Estates with many challenges may take longer to finalise. In some instances, an Estate cannot be reported to the Master of the High Court due to factors such as missing/unsigned documents and cause of death. If this is the case, the Master of the High Court will not issue a Letter of Executorship (LoE) or Letter of Authority (LoA). The Estate cannot be administered until an LoE/LoA is issued.