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10 Estate Planning Tips

10 Estate Planning Tips

1. Review/Update your will: Having a Will is the cornerstone of any estate plan. For anyone with children the consequence of not having a Will may be devastating. Once you have a Will, it is important to review it regularly, and also to ensure that your family know...

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A will is only part of the solution

A will is only part of the solution

We have just come out of National Wills Week which is a great initiative aimed at creating awareness around the benefit of having a will (last will and testament). Having a will doesn’t necessarily solve all your estate problems and I thought, at this time of...

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The Importance Of Estate Planning

The Importance Of Estate Planning

It’s that time of year, many people are trying to escape their winter doldrums by travelling to warmer weather. Travelling is exciting—whether internationally or within the continental U.S.—and there’s a lot of planning that can come with it, aside from packing and...

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Drafting a will: your questions answered

Drafting a will: your questions answered

Who can draft a will? Anybody who is 16 years or older and of sound mind can draft a will. By drafting a valid will, you can ensure that your personal property and possessions are divided according to your wishes. A male person who drafts a will is known as a...

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What Is a Will and Why Do I Need One Now?

What Is a Will and Why Do I Need One Now?

Even if you're a long way from old, don't leave the family unprotected A will is a legal document that sets forth your wishes regarding the distribution of your property and the care of any minor children. If you die without a will, those wishes may not be followed....

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6 Reasons Why You Need An Estate Plan

6 Reasons Why You Need An Estate Plan

Although we typically associate the term “estate” with the ultra-wealthy, estate planning is not just for the rich. Everyone, regardless of family dynamics or financial status, can benefit from having an estate plan—a collection of documents that specify how you want...

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Six important tips for estate planning success

Six important tips for estate planning success

The increased Value-Added Tax (VAT) rate – announced in the 2018 National Budget – dominated headlines for weeks thereafter, but this is not the only tax change affecting consumers and investors. Many tax changes also affect estate planning and the cost of estate...

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Avoid these errors when drafting your Will

Avoid these errors when drafting your Will

When it comes to ensuring that your wealth is transferred to your heirs per your wishes, it is always advisable to seek the advice of an estate planning professional. A well-drafted Will should make the intentions of the testator clear and leave no room for...

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What Your Will Document and Divorce Have in Common

What Your Will Document and Divorce Have in Common

Your will has much more in common with a divorce agreement than with any other document - as strange as that may sound. Consider a divorce agreement: A married couple decides to go their separate ways. After haggling over who gets what, they finally settle and sign a...

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