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In our ‘team’ we have Legal Practitioners (Lawyers & Attorneys) and other Professionals who offer parallel solutions. Our website menu items LEGAL PRACTITIONERS and OTHER PROFESSIONALS offer a summary of services and will help you decide which type of service provider to use. Please review both pages. Afterwards, if you are still not sure who to use please ask for guidance using the Immediate Action Form on the Contacts Page.

 

FREE OR FEE? SIMAHLA OKANYE UHLAWULE?


For free services you could engage with an organization such as legal-aid.co.za or visit justice.gov.za for free information. Depending on your issue any of the following organizations might be appropriate and mandated to help for free:

  • The National Consumer Commission,
  • CGSO,
  • CCMA,
  • Housing Tribunal,
  • For insurance or banking issues, you should contact the appropriate ombudsman.

If you are looking to hire a Professional we guarantee that the fees quoted will be reasonable and you will not be charged anything until you have accepted a quote or entered into an engagement letter. Payment options will be communicated and might include hourly, per project, fixed rate or retainer. See a Cost Guideline HERE. The use of a Legal Practitioner or Court should be engaged with only once you have exhausted all amicable and free options, or if the matter at hand needs legal guidance and an expert to expedite a solution.


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An E-Consult is an effective way to receive expedited support for select, once off or ad hoc matters. Please visit the menu item for more information on this process. CLICK HERE

 

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  • Monday-Thursday from 09h00-13h00 and 14h00-16h00.
  • Friday 09h00-13h00.

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Deceased Estates


Dealing with deceased estates in South Africa involves managing the affairs and assets of a person who has passed away. Here's a simple breakdown of how it works:

Executor or Administrator: When someone dies, their estate is typically overseen by an executor or administrator. This person is appointed either by the deceased's will or by the Master of the High Court if there's no will. Their role is to gather and manage the deceased's assets, pay debts and taxes, and distribute the remaining assets to beneficiaries.

Reporting the Estate: The executor or administrator must report the estate to the Master of the High Court within a specified time frame. This involves submitting documentation such as the death certificate, will (if applicable), and an inventory of assets and liabilities.

Notification of Creditors and Beneficiaries: Creditors of the deceased must be notified of their death, allowing them to submit claims against the estate for any outstanding debts. Similarly, beneficiaries named in the will (or heirs if there's no will) must be informed of their entitlement to the estate.

Settling Debts and Taxes: Before distributing assets to beneficiaries, the executor or administrator must settle any outstanding debts and taxes owed by the deceased. This includes funeral expenses, outstanding bills, and any taxes due to the South African Revenue Service (SARS).

Distribution of Assets: Once debts and taxes are settled, the remaining assets can be distributed to the beneficiaries according to the terms of the will or intestate succession laws if there's no will. This may involve selling assets, transferring ownership of property, or distributing cash and investments.

Finalization and Closure: Once all assets are distributed and any disputes resolved, the estate can be finalized, and the executor or administrator can apply to the Master of the High Court for the estate to be formally closed.

Dealing with a deceased estate can be a complex and emotional process, but having a clear understanding of the steps involved can help ease the burden for those involved. Consulting with legal and financial professionals experienced in estate administration can also provide valuable guidance and support.

The information on this page is not legal advice. Please engage with our team so we can assign your request to a Legal Practitioner. We look forward to being of service.

Deceased Estates