Deceased Estates, the necessity of having a valid will and of course the age old dilemma – “to wed or not to wed…. that is the question”

By |2020-11-09T08:20:59+00:00November 9th, 2020|Matrimonial, Trusts Law|

With a lack of knowledge of South African law, one could be left with the popular misconception that common law marriages exist and become applicable when living with your partner in a permanent relationship. In the past, if you merely lived as husband and wife, but did not actually get married, you were not protected by South African Law should your partner pass away as you did not automatically inherit from his estate.