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See below for FAQ’s to help you understand Wills.

    About you
    Please include all your Names as indicated on your ID or passport.
    We won't share your information with anyone unlawfully.
    We can't identify you without knowing your ID or passport number.
    Where is your primary residence, your country, e.g. South Africa.
    XINIX needs to know your occupation to note on our records.

    What is your preferred method of communication, email does work best as you will have a copy in your inbox.

    Total value of all property and assets in which an individual had an interest at the time of his/her death, excluding retirement funds, RA's and policies nominated to be paid out to beneficiaries outside the estate. The gross estate figure is the gross value of a person's estate before the deduction of liabilities like debt and taxes.

    Debt is monies that you owe creditors / people like home, car loans and taxes, etc.

    Nett Estate Value

    Optional, specify a place where ashes must be scattered.
    IncludeNot for Me
    This is only a letter of wishes and not a legally binding document. It will not be included in your will but will be attached as a separate document when we email your will to you.
    Your Address
    Children must be heirs to the estate.

    Other beneficiaries you would like to include to receive an inheritance.

    Do you want to appoint a guardian?
    Legal guardian has to be above the age of 18.
    The Co-trustees are responsible for the administration of the trust property. They must act within the law and must comply with the provisions of the trust deed. They will administer together with the trustees appointed by the Trust company.
    Co-Trustee has to be above the age of 18 and preferable has some experience in Estates, or an accountant or lawyer.


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    Percentage of share must add up to 100%

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    Feel free to add any questions or notes or best dates or times to contact you so that we can address all your questions when we arrange for a face-to-face or online meeting.



    Why do I need a will?

    If a person dies without a will, it could lead to severe administrative, tax and legal problems and possibly also lead to financial losses.

    In your will, you determine how your assets should be divided, and nominate an executor and trustee to take care of the division of the estate’s assets and to handle the administration of any trust assets.

    You have the right to name heirs as you wish in your will. If you don’t, your assets will be divided according to the Intestate Succession Act, No 81 of 1987, after your death. This could mean that persons you would have preferred not inherit from you, could inherit.

    Your will therefore determines the future of everything that you’ve built up through the years – and your heirs can be directly disadvantaged if you don’t plan correctly. Estate duty, income tax, VAT and capital gains tax (CGT) can take a big chunk out of your estate if your planning is incorrect.

    What if my will is complex?

    If you suspect that your will might be more complicated (for instance because there are children from a previous marriage, complex business arrangements and specific wishes), then it is best to contact us.

    What is an executor?

    The executor of your estate must administer your estate in terms of the Administration of Estates Act 66 of 1965, and any other relevant Acts, and execute your estate in accordance with the stipulations of your will (or Intestate Succession Act, when applicable) under supervision of the Master of the High Court. An executor ensures that all debt enforceable against your estate, as well as the necessary tax and administration costs, are paid, and that what remains of your estate is distributed according to the terms of your will.

    The executor is the company, firm or person that you appointed in your will. If you choose to draft an online will, we will automatically allocate a Sanlam executor to your estate.

    How do I nominate an executor?

    The appointment of an executor is a big responsibility. You may appoint your spouse, but this is in most cases not a good idea, since your spouse could be emotionally shattered and not ready to take important financial decisions.

    Without the necessary knowledge, your spouse will also not know where to get the best advice or service. Your spouse may be exposed to someone serving his own interests, in which case the estate’s funds might end up in the wrong hands.

    Approaching a reputable company or section of a company specialising in wills, estates and trusts is a much safer idea:

    You will enjoy the benefits of specialised experience and knowledge
    Your estate will be handled deftly and professionally and you are ensured of objective advice
    You enjoy complete security through internal control
    Sophisticated computer systems ensure top quality service
    We are partnered up with one of the best trust company in South Africa, so you will get expert management of deceased solvent estates and living and testamentary trusts.

    Are there any costs involved?

    Should you choose to draft a will with us, our Trust partner will act as the expert executor of your estate and a nominal annual fee of under R60 will be charged. This fee covers the administration costs and safe keeping of your will in a vault. Please note: If you are 65 or older, this fee will not apply to you and we will provide these services free of charge.

    You will also get:

    Expert management of your estate and any testamentary trusts
    A 5% discount on executor’s fees (terms and conditions apply)
    Safe storage of your will in a vault
    Free revision of your will on request
    A free living will on request. A living will allows you to detail your desires regarding medical treatment when you are terminally ill or permanently unconscious and no longer able to express informed consent, making things easier for your family.

    What if I need a Shariah will?

    The content of a Shariah will is fixed and complies with Muslim or Islamic laws. If you would like to compile a Shariah will please contact us.

    What if I have questions or want to make changes?

    If you or your beneficiaries have any queries or would like to make changes to the will, please contact us.

    What should I do after completing the online will?

    An email with instructions will be sent to the email address provided

    Please review, print and sign the will

    If you’ve nominated our partner insurer as the Trust company as the executor of your estate, you will need to make arrangements for the original printed and signed copy to be sent to them for safe storage in their  vault at a nominal annual fee of under R60 (fee subject to change). Please call us to arrange assistance so your original will is sent to them for safe keeping. Your original signed will is what is needed to carry out your instructions. If we have assisted with the drafting of your will we will ensure that the will is sent to them and will provide proof of the same.

    We suggest that you keep copies with you and let your family know where this is kept. If we have been appointed as your Financial Advisor, we will regularly remind you to review your will and make changes as your needs change.

    If you’ve nominated another party as executor, we strongly advise that you ensure that your will is safely stored and that the party you have nominated as executor is informed of this.


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