Appointment of Executors in Deceased estates

A friend of mine in SA has just been through a family member passing and was asked to be executor, he met with the following problems: The bottom line is that the Master of the supreme court will not approve … Continue reading

Attesting Foreign Wills in Dubai

Well I made my way to the Notary Public (good news is you can go to the Al Barsha branch (at the Police Station – Sheikh Zayed Road near the Mall of the Emirates). Word of advice… ladies be sure … Continue reading

The Maintenance of Surviving Spouses

Where a marriage is dissolved by death the surviving spouse is accorded the right to claim maintenance from the estate of the first dying spouse. This is in terms of the Maintenance of Surviving Spouses Act, 27 of 1990 and … Continue reading

Estates and Trusts– Budget 2011

The 2011 Budget presented by Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has been generally well received by most sectors, and as he himself said “(t)his Budget sets us on a path that will be neither easy, nor uncontested – hard work and … Continue reading