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Frequently asked questions

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Can you sue an estate after probate?

In South Africa, a deceased Estate is lodged with the Master of the High Court to obtain a Letter of Executorship. A creditor has two opportunities to lay a claim against the deceased Estate.

How do I claim from a deceased estate?

A claim against a deceased Estate refers to a creditor laying a claim for outstanding debt against the deceased Estate.

Can you have joint executors of a will?

Yes, you may appoint more than one Executor for your Estate.

Can an Executor of a Will spend the money?

An Executor may use the money within an Estate for the payment of fees and costs related to the administration of the deceased Estate.

Can you Benefit from a Will if you are an Executor?

An Executor, in their professional capacity may not benefit from a Will, other than through the professional fees as governed by the industry.