Nasionale Testament-week: Hoekom jy kennis moet neem
Meer as 75% van Suid-Afrikaners sterf sonder om ‘n geldige Testament in plek te hê, wat nadelige gevolge veroorsaak vir hulle gesinne en afhanklikes.
Om hierdie statistiek teen te werk, bemark die Regsvereniging van Suid-Afrika (LSSA) Nasionale Testamente-week elke jaar, en deelnemende prokureurs bied aan om basiese Testamente op te stel, teen geen koste vir hulle kliënte nie.
Our CEO Alex Simeonides, chats to Tony Blewitt about the importance of Wills
Our CEO Alex Simeonides, chats to Tony Blewitt about the importance of Wills to combat the scary statistic of 75% of South Africans passing away without a valid Will in place. Next week is National Wills Week – a week during which many lawyers provide Wills for free, upon the Law Society’s initiative. However, as Capital Legacy provides Wills year-round, we use this opportunity to educate our nation on the importance of a Will.
Leaving a lasting legacy your will your family and organ donation
Leaving a legacy starts with so much more than just a plan in your head. Your legacy is determined by the inheritance you leave behind for your loved ones but it also includes the impact you make on the world around you. Capital Legacy supports the Organ Donor Foundation by making it easy and convenient for people to sign up to become an organ donor but also to include it in their Wills, documenting this selfless, life-changing action. In this article, our MD, Brandon Garbutt elaborates on the relationship Capital Legacy has with the Organ Donor Foundation, and the impact the Company is making through this partnership.
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National Wills Week – Is your Will in order?
Capital Legacy has dedicated the past eight years to helping South Africans get valid wills in place.
More than 75% of South Africans pass away without a valid will in place, causing devastating consequences for their families and dependants.
To help combat this statistic, the Law Society of SA (LSSA) promotes National Wills Week, every year, and participating attorneys offer their drafting services for basic Wills at no cost to clients.
Our MD, Brandon Garbutt, chats to Darren Scott to discuss the upcoming Wills Weeks
Our MD, Brandon Garbutt, chats to Darren Scott to discuss the upcoming Wills Week and how Capital Legacy has opted to make it Wills Month to educate South Africa on the importance of having a valid and up-to-date Will. They discuss whether awareness weeks truly help in changing statistics, in general, and certainly whether this is reflected when it comes to Will-drafting. Capital Legacy strives to make drafting a Will easy by availing more than 100 consultants who meet with Clients, where and when it is convenient. They also chat about the consequences of not having a Will – such as family feuds occurring because no-one is sure what you may have wanted to have happened to your assets and family heirlooms, unmarried partners will not benefit and who you want to appoint as the guardian of your minor children.
Good time to use your ‘free Will’
According to Alex Simeonides, Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of estate planning agency Capital Legacy, more than 75% of South Africans pass away without a valid Will in place – the consequences of which can have severe impacts on loved ones.
Alex Simeonides chats about who Capital Legacy is with Tony Blewitt
During this interview with Tony Blewitt, Alex Simeonides chats about who Capital Legacy is – the pioneers of providing Wills for free and providing a solution to the cost of dying. They chat about the importance of Wills and what some of the consequences are of dying without having a valid Will in place. The purpose of National Wills Week is to educate the nation and several attorneys participate by offering basic Wills for free. Capital Legacy does this for free all year round and use the month within which Wills Week falls to educate our nation and to change the stats of a nation.
National Wills Week – Why you should take note
Why have a National Wills Week?
The reality is that most people know they need a will, but statistics show that South Africans are notorious procrastinators.
In a recent survey we conducted, we asked people why they haven’t got their wills in order. The results?
- 43% of respondents said: “I just haven’t got around to it”.
- 27% said: “I’m not sure where to get my will done”.
- 21% said: “I think it might be expensive to get a will”.
- Only 9% of respondents said they think they don’t need a will.
So, with more than 75% of South African’s passing away without a will in place, it’s not necessarily an awareness issue – it’s an education issue. People need to know what devastating consequences their families and dependants will face if they were to pass away without a will.
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Always keep your will in order
The Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) promotes National Wills week every year and selected participating attorneys offer their will-drafting services for basic wills at no extra cost to clients.
Wills Week is normally in September, but due to Covid-19 and the lockdown, the LSSA has officially announced that National Wills Week will be from 26 – 30 October this year.
According to Alex Simeonides, CEO and co-founder of Capital Legacy, the reality is that most people know they need a will, but statistics show that South Africans are notorious procrastinators.
National Wills Week – Why you should take note!
More than 75% of South Africans pass away without a valid Will in place, causing devastating consequences for their families and dependants.
To help combat this statistic, the Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) promotes National Wills week, every year, and participating attorneys offer their Will-drafting services for basic Wills at no cost to clients.