A deceased estate comes into existence when a person dies leaving property or a document which is a will or purports to be a will. Such estate must then be administered and distributed in terms of the deceased’s will or failing a valid will, in terms of the Intestate Succession Act, 81 of 1987. The procedure which must be followed to administer a deceased estate is prescribed by the Administration of Estates Act, 66 of 1965 (as amended).
We ensure that all parties concerned are updated at predetermined intervals.
We provide a free no-obligation first consultation to explain the processes, distribution and costs associated with the administration of a deceased estate and provide the following services in respect of the administration of deceased estates:
Consultations with clients
Regular updates to clients
Completing reporting documents
Attending at the Master of the High Court’s office (Johannesburg & Pretoria)
Obtaining letters of Executorship / Authority
Advertising in terms of Section 29 and Section 35 Drafting and finalizing of the liquidation and distribution account
Completing and submitting of the Estate Duty addendum Obtaining Master of the High Court’s permission to sell immovable property
Transfer of immovable property
Opening an Estate Late Account
Obtaining Master of the High Court’s permission to distribute assets or cash surplus