We are all going to die, whether we like it or not. As Christians we await a much better dispensation hereafter, but our loved ones who stay behind must not be saddled with a mess. Your will is very important. Your estate deserves the same attention after your death as during your lifetime. Make sure your will is in place and up to date. It can prevent serious problems for your spouse and heirs.
Don’t trust a bank with your will. Attorneys are trained for this : you would obviously not allow your butcher to crown a tooth. Banks provide “free” wills to get control of your assets.
Your executor is appointed in your will. An executor stands in the deceased’s shoes after his or her death. It is therefore a position of power. By appointing a bank or broker as your executor you are handing all the power over your assets to a stranger on a platter – to the detriment of your surviving spouse and heirs. Do not underestimate the importance of an executor and don’t delay! We give free advice on wills.
Christo Smith Attorneys in Nelspruit,Mpumalanga also advise on the creation and registration of trusts and especially the use of a trust as an estate planning tool. A trust is a very efficient tool to curb estate duty and manage risk in business dealings. We will ensure that you make wise and concise financial decisions that will benefit you and your loved ones in the long term.