Estate Planning & Antenuptial Contracts
If you are planning on getting married, it is important that you are aware of the consequences of the various matrimonial property regimes. If you decide to get married with an antenuptial contract, it must be prepared and signed before the date of your marriage.
Schedule a consultation with us and we will advise you according to your particular circumstances and
prepare and register your antenuptial contract for you.
In the event of your death, it is important that your wishes are recorded clearly and
unambiguously in a valid will.
We will advise you of your rights and the practical implications of your wishes and prepare a will
that ensures that your estate is taken care of in the event of your death.
A trust is an arrangement whereby trust property is held by one person, namely the trustee, on behalf of and for the benefit of another person, namely the beneficiary.
Trusts can be created in terms of a will, when a testator (a person making a will) bequeaths property in their will to a trustee, to be held and administrated in favour of nominated beneficiaries. In this instance, the trust only comes into operation on the death of the testator and is known as a testamentary trust. Trusts can also be created during the lifetime of the founder of the trust in terms of a trust deed, whereby the founder transfers property to the trustee to be administered in favour of nominated beneficiaries. This is known as an inter vivos trust.
Let us advise you of the implications and advantages of creating a trust, whether in terms of your will or a trust deed, and whether this will benefit your estate planning.