Don't have a Will?
Everyone over the age of 18 should take the time to have a Will drawn up – regardless of wealth or state of health. It's just as important for a married woman to have a Will as it is for her husband.
If you die intestate (without a valid Will), your bank accounts may be frozen for months while a search is made for the non-existant Will; your affairs will take a long time to settle and attract the maximum tax and lawyer's fees.
Many financial institutions will draw up a Will on your behalf free of charge, provided they are named as executor of your estate.
Alternatively, consult an attorney, financial advisor or accountant to ensure your Will is legally worded and properly signed and witnessed.
Including a bequest to the ACFS in your Will can help reduce the amount of tax levied against your Estate. For more information, please contact our Bequest Liaison Officer on 011 839 2630.