National Wills Week will be held from 17 to 21 September 2018. The attorneys who will be drafting free wills during National Wills Week are listed below.
Attorneys participating in National Wills Week 2018
View our 6-STEPS-TO-A-WILL infographic
|Gauteng attorneys||English infographic - view here.|
|Western Cape attorneys||isiZulu infographic -view here.|
|KwaZulu-Natal attorneys||Afrikaans infographic -view here.|
|Eastern Cape attorneys||isiXhosa infographic - view here.|
|Free State attorneys||SeSotho infographic - view here.|
|Limpopo attorneys||Tshivenda infographic -view here.|
|Mpumalanga attorneys||Xitsonga infographic - view here.|
|North West attorneys|
|Northern Cape attorneys|
By making a will you ensure that your assets are disposed of in accordance with your wishes after your death. This privilege is called "freedom of testation".
Attorneys are professionals qualified in law. An attorney can advise you on any problem which may arise with regard to your will. An attorney has the necessary knowledge and expertise to ensure that your will is valid and complies with your wishes.
Often a will is not valid because the person who drafts it does not have the necessary legal knowledge to ensure that the requirements of the law are met.
If you die without leaving a valid will, your assets will be distributed according to the provisions of the Intestate Succession Act. The provisions of this Act are generally fair and ensure that your possessions are transferred to your spouse and children.
BUT, the following problems may arise if you die without leaving a will:
There can be unhappiness and conflict among members of your family because there are no clear instructions on how to distribute your assets.
For more information, for assistance, or to check whether an attorney is in good standing - contact the relevant provincial law society:
|Region||Law society||Telephone||Contact Person|
|Gauteng, Mpumalanga, Limpopo, North-West||Law Society of the Northern Provinces||(012) 338 5800||Hester Bezuidenhout|
|Western, Eastern and Northern Cape||Cape Law Society||(021) 443 6700||Thergesari Roberts|
|Free State||Law Society of the Free State||(051) 447 3237||Jacoline Pretorius|
|KwaZulu-Natal||KwaZulu-Natal Law Society||(033) 345 1304||Patty Forbes-Milne|
|Or call the Law Society of South Africa at (012) 366 8800 or e-mail us at LSSA@LSSA.org.za|
National Wills Week is a joint initiative of the six constituent members of the LSSA (the Cape Law Society, the Law Society of the Free State, the KwaZulu-Natal Law Society, the Law Society of the Northern Provinces, the Black Lawyers Association and the National Association of Democratic Lawyers).