Wills and estates

What is a Last Will and Testament

It is a legal document that communicates a person's final wishes pertaining to possessions and dependents. A person's last will and testament will outline what to do with possessions, accounts and interests.

A will also stipulates what will happen to minor children.

Why should you have a Will?

  • Dying intestate (without a will) causes unnecessary stress and insecurity to your loved ones left behind.
  • Should you die without a Will the Master of the High Court will take control of your assets and manage the money on behalf of your minors. (Think red tape and delays!)
  • Neglecting to change a Will when circumstances change could have dire consequences.
  • These are some of the situations in which a Will should be re-viewed:

  • Marriage/ Divorce
  • Birth or death of a family member (child, guardian or spouse)
  • Relocation, sale of a house
  • Change in investments
  • Drafting policies
  • Who can make a Will?

    Any person 18 years or older. A will must be signed and initialled in the presence of two witnesses.

    Please download our checklist and see if you need a will