Estate Planning

ESTATE PLANNING

Change of Matrimonial Property System / Post Nuptial Contracts

Section 21(1) of the Matrimonial Property Act 88 of 1984 provides as follows:
(1) A husband and wife, whether married before or after the commencement of this Act, may jointly apply to a court for leave to change the matrimonial property system, including the marital power, which applies to their marriage, and the court may, if satisfied that..

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Marrying out of Community of Property / Ante Nuptial Contracts

In our law, a marriage that is not entered into out of community of property in terms of an ante nuptial contract by which community of property and community of loss are excluded, is deemed to be entered into in community of property. This means that the spouses have one, joint estate as opposed to separate estates and as such, each spouse is jointly and severally liable for the debts of their estate.

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Administration of Deceased Estates

We assist with the reporting and finalizing of deceased estates which includes having us appointed as an Executor where the deceased has not appointed an Executor or does not have a will. Where the deceased has left a will, we assist the heirs and beneficiaries with the distribution of any property and assets in terms of the provisions of the will.

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