How to help your family in the event of your passing – a legal perspective

By |2021-09-06T08:55:38+02:00September 6th, 2021|Blog, Uncategorized|

When a loved one passes, chaos often ensues – emotional chaos if not anything else. Added to that stress is the handling of the deceased estate and all the legalities of seeing to it. If the family that is left behind doesn’t know where to find the deceased’s paperwork, the last will and testament, [...]

A living funeral – why should you consider one

By |2021-09-02T09:40:11+02:00September 2nd, 2021|Blog, Uncategorized|

Death is often a taboo subject to speak about, especially if a loved one has become terminally ill or is in his/her old age and growing frailer by the day.  Talking about the fact that the person will pass is, for some reason, unacceptable. During the funeral, we come together to grieve, cry, and [...]

How does POPI affect the administration of a deceased estate?

By |2021-08-05T14:27:54+02:00August 5th, 2021|Blog, Uncategorized|

The POPI Act is legislation that has been put into place to protect the personal information processed by public and private bodies. To date, 66% of countries worldwide now have legislation to this effect, with a further 10% having draft legislation according to UNCTAD. Not only is South Africa concerned with data safety, but [...]

Self-Care During Isolation

By |2021-07-30T08:57:45+02:00July 30th, 2021|Blog|

From the start a lot of confusing and sometimes contradicting information about Covid-19 abounded. There is still a lot of contradicting opinions about treatments, vaccinations, and more being spread every day. One thing that is absolutely true, however, is that it is a serious disease that has caused a lot of devastation. Many of us [...]

You’ve Lost Your Title Deeds – Now What?

By |2021-04-22T11:07:16+02:00April 22nd, 2021|Blog|

A Title Deed is a document that proves you are the legal owner of a property and is of utmost importance when you need to transfer the property. Once the purchaser's bond has been approved when you sell your house, the Conveyancer will request the original Title Deed. If this document has been lost, [...]

Elderly Parents And Dementia

By |2021-03-17T10:13:18+02:00March 17th, 2021|Blog, Uncategorized|

Witnessing a parent becoming subject to dementia is one of the hardest things to face as an adult child. Roles are reversed as the former caretakers become dependent on their children; their disability a constant reminder that they won’t be around forever. How adult children cope with an elderly parent’s dementia will very much [...]

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