In South Africa, it’s officially National Wills Week this year from 13 to 17 September 2021.
MORE THAN 75% OF SOUTH AFRICANS PASS AWAY WITHOUT A VALID WILL IN PLACE.
To help combat this statistic, the Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) promotes National Wills week, every year, encouraging more people to take this task seriously and get their affairs in order. Participating attorneys offer their Will-drafting services for basic Wills at no cost to clients.
The Law Society explains that it is important to have a professional draft your Will 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 making a Will you ensure that your assets are disposed of in accordance with your wishes after your death. This privilege is called ‘freedom of testation’”.
Without a Will in place when you pass away, you effectively give up your rights to say how you want your estate to be executed. You’ve spent your life building up your assets, so you should be the one to decide what happens to them once you’re gone, not the State. In your Will you decide who gets what (your beneficiaries) and who will carry out your wishes (your executor).
FOR US, EVERY WEEK IS WILLS WEEK.
For us at Capital Legacy, every week of the year is Wills Week because this is what we do as the leading provider of Wills – hence we don’t call it Wills Week but rather WILLS MONTH!
We believe in educating all South Africans on the importance of having a valid Last Will and Testament in place and we have made it easy and accessible for everyone to do so.
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There is no need to come and see us. A Capital Legacy Wills Consultant will either come to your home, or work or connect with you online at your convenience.
NO CHARGE FOR WILL CONSULT
We don’t charge for the Will draft, changes or amendments to your Will, or for the collection and safekeeping of your Will.
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Top 6 CONSEQUENCES
OF NOT HAVING A WILL
You can’t decide who inherits what and your Estate is distributed according to South African law.
Your Partner may be left with nothing if you are not married or your Will is not updated after your previous marriage ended.
Your Children’s inheritance could pass to the Government Guardian’s Fund or the appointed Guardian who may squander the inheritance.
Family feuds often occur when family members argue over your assets and when your final wishes are not clearly documented in a Will.
Winding up your Estate can take years, as without a Will appointing a professional Executor, the government is essentially in control of the process.
You lose the ability to nominate a Guardian of your choice for your minor Children.