Allow us to relieve the burden of having to wade through the legal processes in order to administer your loved one’s estate. We are swift and professional and have a proven track record with many satisfied clients over the years.
Being a family firm, we understand that personal, compassionate interactions are important in order to relieve the harshness of the situation. In appointing our firm, we add you to our family and shelter you under our wing throughout the legal process.
Administrator: The person who assists the executor in finalising the estate.
Estate: All assets and liabilities of a person.
Executors: The people appointed to administer and wind up the estate.
Heir: any person, charity or organisation that is entitled to receive an inheritance.
Intestate: the term used when a person has died without leaving a will.
Liquidation and Distribution Account: An account recording what assets have been realised and transferred to the heirs and what monies have been paid to the debtors. This account must be submitted to the Master of the High Court to finalise the estate process.
Legacy: A specific bequest to a person, charity or organisation.
Letters of Executorship: This is the letter of authority appointing the executor. The Master: The estate must be reported to the Master of the High Court in the region where the deceased person was residing.
Trust: A separate tax entity created by a founder to hold assets for his nominated beneficiaries and administered by people that he trusts.
By statute, the maximum amount which can be charged for the administration of an estate is 3,99% (inclusive of VAT) of the gross value of the estate.
We know from our administrative experience that every estate is different and each one has its own complexities. We will therefore always tailor a suitable and fair percentage of the gross value of the estate to an individual situation keeping in mind that the client comes first.
We pride ourselves that the vast majority of our work is from word of mouth referrals. We hope to exceed your expectations in a time that you need to rely on a professional most.