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 [...]

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 [...]

What Happens To My Bitcoin When I Die?

By |2021-03-17T09:55:16+02:00March 17th, 2021|Blog, Uncategorized|

As cryptocurrency becomes more popular, investors are starting to worry about what will happen to their Bitcoin investment after they die. While this way of thinking seems to be more relevant to older investors, younger investors also need to document how their Bitcoin will be distributed, should they pass away prematurely in an accident [...]

12 Reasons Why You Should Travel Solo at Least Once In Your Life

By |2021-02-25T08:35:08+02:00February 25th, 2021|Blog, Uncategorized|

Solo travel represents independence and freedom, an adventure to be had that cannot wait for someone to go with you. When you think of travelling on your own, what is the first thing that comes to mind – fear or excitement? Travelling opens our eyes to the world around us and different cultures. As [...]

Clearing Out A Parent’s Home After Their Death – The Practical And Emotional Aspects

By |2020-09-16T13:18:12+02:00September 15th, 2020|Blog, Uncategorized|

Clearing out your parent’s home after their death is both emotionally and physically taxing. Within a short space of time, you are required to consolidate a very dear person’s life, while grief is still deeply rooted in your heart. Memories will intrude as you walk from room to room in their home and see [...]

Why should I see a doctor?

By |2020-06-30T21:34:11+02:00June 30th, 2020|Blog, Burials, Coffins and Caskets, Cremations, Uncategorized|

You ask yourself "why should I see a doctor?" You’re healthy. You haven’t seen a doctor in years. You look after yourself and you are proud of your self-care. So, what’s wrong with this scenario? While it is wonderful that you are so healthy, what happens if something unforeseen occurs and you suddenly pass [...]

Covid-19’s impact on death, families and funeral arrangements

By |2020-03-23T14:37:25+02:00March 23rd, 2020|Uncategorized|

We are all experiencing uncertainty and anxiety with the onslaught of the Corona virus pandemic, including Covid-19's impact on death, families and funeral arrangements. Governments have taken extreme measures around the world to reduce transmission and this is having a devastating impact on our economy, our family life and our society. Even when Covid-19 [...]

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