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08 March 2017
 
 
For estate planning purposes a few years ago I moved some of my assets into a family trust and financed the disposal to the trust with an interest free loan in my name. I understand that recent tax amendments will now impose unfavourable ta...

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09 November 2015
 
 
My father recently passed away. His will was drafted by a financial planner who e-mailed the final draft to him, but which he never signed. We found the email with the will attached but no further correspondence or documentation between the...

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13 October 2015
 
 
I have been raised as the only child by parents who are not my biological parents. Although I regard them as my true parents, I was never formally adopted by them. They are both in ill-health and I don’t think they have a will. They d...

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16 July 2015
 
 
I have a will which my wife and I had jointly drawn up by a friend just after we were married. I think the will is still ok, but I am not sure. We have three children now and I’m worried what will happen to them should my wife and I p...

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21 November 2014
 
 

It’s the year 2016 and the majority of our world citizens today live digitally through online social media platforms, ga...

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25 July 2013
 
 
There are a number of benefits to placing assets in a trust for estate planning purposes. These advantages include, among others potential estate duty benefits as well the future protection of assets. These assets are often transferred into...

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25 July 2013
 
 

Death eventually knocks on everyone’s door. This certainty necessitates proper estate planning to ensure that when the time comes you are not anxious as to whether sufficient provision has been made for your loved ones after you ar...

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22 November 2012
 
 
Recent amendments to the Income Tax Act have made it possible to transfer residential property from a legal entity (trust, company or close corporation) to an individual, without paying...

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27 September 2012
 
 
Life changes happen regularly and unannounced and often one is so pre-occupied with surviving these changes that you forget the long-term implications they can have. One oft neglegted i...

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21 August 2012
 
 
The big day is looming. There are a hundred and one arrangements to be taken care of, honeymoon travel plans, living arrangements, not even to mention the always controversial table plan at the wedding reception! But what am I forgetting? W...

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21 August 2012
 
 
The wedding is round the corner, the dress is finally done, the suit decided on and the flower arrangements settled. Now for the last item on my list – make an appointment with a lawyer and find out about this ‘ANC’ and ac...

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