Many may think that they are not old enough or rich enough to warrant doing any estate planning.
An estate plan is a comprehensive strategy for managing and passing on assets, insurance, and health directives. Individuals, families, and couples who want to think ahead for the future will create an estate plan so that different pieces of their net wealth can be managed as part of a unified whole.
Creating a legacy for your loved ones through the successful creation and sustenance of your life’s work, both during your lifetime and after, can often be complex.
Francois Uys Inc. Attorneys knows that sound estate planning and drafting of a will is an essential part of securing your and your family's future and we are ready to assist you every step of the way, providing you with solid and reliable legal advice that is right for your personal situation. Thorough careful consideration, meticulous planning and the correct structuring of your business interests, affected documents, contracts and will is our ultimate aim to protect the legacy of your hard work most effectively.
Wills and Testaments
Your last will and testament is the most important document that will affect the people closest to you when you are no longer around.
It is of utmost importance that our clients take the time to draw up this vital document. Our experienced attorneys will assist clients to ensure that their estate is well planned; maximising their assets, while keeping taxes and costs at a minimum.
Unlike banks or other financial institutions who offer Wills and Testament services, we are legally trained and qualified professionals who are bound by legal ethics and professional standards of excellence.
Administration of Deceased Estates
A death of a loved one is a very emotional time. Our firm takes pride in assisting our clients with finalising their loved one’s estate.
Our services include:
- Fulfilling duties of Executor, namely reporting deceased estate to the Master of the High Court, drafting a liquidation and distribution account
- Collecting monies due or owing to the deceased estate
- Settling debts
- Transferring assets, etc. to heirs