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His role is to protect your assets, settle your debts, identify your heirs and distribute your assets in accordance to the provisions set out in your will.
What will happen to my assets if I do not have a will?
If you die without having made a will, your assets will be distributed according to the Intestate Succession Act 81 of 1987. This means your assets will be distributed among your family according to the terms of the Act and not according to your own wishes.
What are the implications if I draft my will without the assistance of an attorney?
If a will is poorly drafted or not properly executed, it may be unenforceable or legally invalid. This will result in the estate being administered as intestate in terms of the Intestate Succession Act 81 of 1987. It is far better to engage the service of an attorney to draft your will.
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