Deceased estate lawyers

Providing you with a compassionate, respectful and trustworthy service as you bid your loved one farewell.

Supporting you in your time of need

The loss of someone close to you can be a very traumatic, emotional time. The last thing you want to do is have to have endless delays in the winding up of the estate of your loved one, causing further grief and frustration. We’re here to assist you.

We can assist you with formulating a strategy that will enable you to move forward legally and financially without hassle. We will take care of all the intricacies of winding up the financial affairs of your loved one, ensuring to prevent any unnecessary delays so as to find closure as soon as possible.

However challenging your circumstances may be, they are not too complicated for us to help you find a solution. We have assisted many clients through this difficult time. Schedule a consultation with us and we’ll come to you

Where we can assist

Assisting you with all aspects of the deceased estate, we provide a focused, dedicated, no-nonsense approach to the intricacies associated with this area of the law.

Appointment of executor

We will assist with formally appointing an executor to administer your loved one’s estate. The executor will meet with you in order to obtain all the relevant information needed.

Reporting to the master of the high court

The executor will register an account of the administration of the estate with the Master of the High Court in the area where your loved one lived.

Notice to creditors

The executor will inform all creditors of the death of your loved one and will request them to institute their claims against the estate within 30 days.

 

Preparation of the liquidation & distribution account

Your loved one’s bank account will be closed, and a trust will be opened by the executor where all money that forms part of the deceased estate will be kept.

Conforming with the requirements of SARS

The executor of the  estate will file income tax returns from the first of the current year until the date of your loved one’s death to ensure the estate is compliant with the requirement of SARS.

Application for various endorsements

If your loved one jointly owned property, the executor will apply for a section 45 or 57 endorsements. If successful, the title deed will reflect the name of the surviving family member. 

Estate duty

The executor will draft accounts that will set out the assets and liabilities, as well as how the deceased estate will be divided and distributed between the heirs of the estate. On approval from Master of the High Court, the executor must pay the creditors and distribute the deceased estate accordingly.

 

Correspondence with all parties

The executor will be responsible for all correspondence between the Master of the High Court, the executor, affected parties and third parties as the estate is wound up. The executor will be your point of contact for any questions or concerns regarding the estate whilst it is in the process of being wound up. 

We Do Law Differently

Unlike most other firms, our mission is to get results, and we do that by understanding your personal needs and offering tailored advice specific to your situation.

Being a smaller firm gives us the ability establish personal relationships with all of our clients and not only a formal attorney-client relationship. Thus, we pride ourselves on excellent customer service, ensuring that our clients are always brought up to date with the status of matters as and when new developments arise.

Allow us to assist you in your time of need.

Our objective is to always achieve the best outcome for your family. Reach us at short notice to assist you with winding up the estate of your loved one. Simply fill in the form below and we’ll set up a 30-minute, no obligation, consultation to see how we can assist you going forward.