Planning Your Estate

Planning Your EstatePlanning an estate requires significant thought to be given to how you wish your assets to be treated upon your death or the death of your partner. As part of your plan you might want to make a detailed account of who should have control of your estate and how it should be distributed. This site provides a useful place to start when considering the legal implications of your estate plans.


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How is the estate distributed if there is no spouse?

Date: 01 Jan 2017, Filed under: Wills, Estate Planning

If the deceased had no spouse, the order in which the estate may be distributed can be as follows: children, parents, brothers or sisters, grandparents,...

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Date: 01 Dec 2016, Filed under: Wills

The required documents to be filed for a simple application for letters of administration with the will annexed are as follows:the summons;an affidavit...

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Date: 01 Nov 2016, Filed under: Equity & Trusts

Under the authority of the Bankruptcy Act (the Act), the courts can set aside a trust which has been created to avoid creditors if it is established that...

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