Writing a Will is on most people’s “I’ll get to that later” list – in fact, 70% of South African’s don’t have a Will.
Planning for and talking about death is intimidating and unsettling, it requires us to imagine the worst-case scenario. However, it’s about more than who inherits the silverware. A Will is not just for the rich and wealthy. Sure, if you’re young, broke, single and don’t have kids, you don’t need a Will (yet). But if you have a partner, are married, have kids, or have assets (money or property), then yes.
Do you need a legal expert to draw up a Will? Off course you have the option of drawing up a Will yourself but be warned - South African law has strict rules and procedures when it comes to the authenticity and validity thereof. It will be advisable to have a person with the necessary legal knowledge, to draw up your Will. However, If you do decide to do it yourself, it might be a good idea to have a lawyer give it a once over.
Remember, tomorrow is not promised.
It just makes sense to craft your wishes into a legal document as soon as possible.
Source: womanshealthmag.com, lawforall.co.za, themoneynerds.com, fin24.com, legalwise.co.za, aarp.org, Expatica.com, thebalance.com, moneyunder30.com, legalwills.co.uk, havenlife.com, sars.gov.za, iol.co.za, ilawyer.co.za, legalzoom.com, estate.findlaw.com
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