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How to get or update a will at no cost (this week only) – it’s an act of love

27 October 2020 10:49 AM

It’s National Wills Week – you have until Friday (30 October) to get a professional to draw up or update your will at no charge.

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  • Do you have a will?

  • Is the one you have an updated version?

Banks and other financial services companies will draw up a will “for free”, but there are terms and conditions (i.e. it’s not really free).

It’s National Wills Week – you have until Friday (30 October) to approach law firms belonging to the Law Society of South Africa; they will draw up a will for you, for free.

Click here to make use of this offer (and please share this with those you think would benefit).

Lester Kiewit spoke to estates specialist Meyer de Waal (MDW Incorporated) about the importance of drawing up a will and keeping it updated.

If you die without a will… you can’t say who inherits what… a child can inherit, but they can’t receive the inheritance…

Meyer de Waal, specialist in estates - MDW Incorporated

If you die without a will, you leave your family with a big mess to sort out… It’s critical… That’s why this initiative is fantastic, to enable everybody the opportunity for a free will.

Meyer de Waal, specialist in estates - MDW Incorporated

I advocate appointing a family member as executor… and get a professional to help you…

Meyer de Waal, specialist in estates - MDW Incorporated

We’ve been waiting in one matter for 160 days to get a certified copy from the Master… We’re aware of backlogs and delays…

Meyer de Waal, specialist in estates - MDW Incorporated

National Wills Week is so important! It’s an opportunity to get free advice from an attorney…

Meyer de Waal, specialist in estates - MDW Incorporated

Listen to the interview in the audio below.


27 October 2020 10:49 AM

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