Kan kontanterfporsies aan minderjarige erfgename uitbetaal word?

Feitestel: In ‘n gesamentlike testament benoem die testateur en testatrise hulle twee kinders, wat nog albei minderjarig is, as enigste erfgename in gelyke dele. Hulle kom gelyktydig te sterwe en laat onder andere ‘n bankrekening met ‘n kredietsaldo van R110 000.00 na. Kan hierdie geld aan die kinders uitbetaal word as deel van hulle erfporsie? Antwoord: Nee. Enige kontantgeld wat uit ‘n bestorwe boedel […]

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Can I rule from the grave in my will?

The principle of freedom of testation is strongly entrenched in our law. This means that a person can as a general rule attach any conditions to a bequest and an inheritance in his will. One exception is where a condition is contrary to Public Policy or the Constitution. You can, for example, not bequeath an […]

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Q & A Testaments with Volker Krüger

Wat is ‘n lewende testament? Dit word oor die algemeen aanvaar dat ‘n pasiënt die reg het om behandeling te weier selfs al kan sodanige weiering beserings of dood veroorsaak. ‘n Lewende testament kan gedefinieer word as ‘n opdrag van ‘n persoon tot die effek dat behandeling, wat hom aan die lewe sou hou, gestaak […]

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Wat is die pligte van trustees?

Baie mense is in my ondervinding trustees van ‘n familietrust sonder om te besef wat hulle pligte is. Die pligte van ‘n trustee kan kortliks as volg opgesom word: 1.    Eerstens word daar baie hoë standaarde aan trustees gestel.  Met die nakoming van hulle pligte en die uitoefening van hulle bevoegdhede moet hulle met die […]

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Do I need an independent trustee for my family trust?

After a string of court cases the answer to this question is without doubt yes.  These court cases have firstly made it clear that you cannot register a new family trust without an independent trustee. This approach is indeed followed by the Masters’ offices where trusts are being registered.  Secondly the court cases demonstrate that […]

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What is a living will?

It is generally accepted that a patient has the right to refuse treatment even if such refusal may cause injury or death. A “living will” can be defined as an advanced directive by a person to the effect that if at any time he should suffer from an incurable disease or injury, which cannot be […]

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