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What if I do not leave a valid Will?

Your assets (your estate) will be dealt with in accordance with the Intestate Succession Act, 1987. The estate will, in such circumstances, devolve upon the surviving spouse, if any, or the surviving spouse and children of the deceased and even grandchildren (where a child has predeceased the deceased leaving children). Where there are no descendants, the parents will inherit and in their absence, the brothers and sisters will inherit. These rules cannot be changed except by your valid Will.


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Ewing McKeown Inc - Care, Compassion and Excellence - services antenuptial contracts

The most prejudicial consequence of marrying in community of property, is that assets in the joint estate are vulnerable to the claims of creditors of both spouses and very little can be done to protect against this vulnerability. How to register an Antenuptial Contract The Antenuptial Contract must conform to certain standards and rules in order for the Registrar of Deeds to accept and register it for full legal validity.


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