Death is not an easy conversation that many would like to have. But as much as we dread talking about it, it’s one of those things we all need to face to ensure that our loved ones are taken care of and prepared for after we leave this physical realm.
Every year National Wills Week allows attorneys to offer basic Will drafting services for free. This year, Wills Week was between 11 and 15 September 2023.
If you’ve missed Wills Week, don’t fret, many attorneys and law firms are offering Wills Month, which means for the entire month of September you can access attorneys to help you draft your free will.
What happens when you don’t have a will?
If you don’t have a will and you pass on, you lose control over who gets to inherit your home and any other assets. This is a common issue within the South African society and it often leads to conflict within families.
If you are unmarried, your husband or wife might be left with nothing, as a marriage may ensure that they are given what is due to them. Without a marriage certificate as a legal and binding document, a will can take its place and ensure that your partner gets access to your access after you’ve passed on.
Losing a loved one is heart-shattering in and of itself and having to all the admin responsibilities that are to follow can be daunting. Having a will also gives your loved ones peace of mind, as winding up an estate already takes a good few years, depending on how complex the estate is. Without a will, the process will be stretched out even further.
Where to get a free will drafted?
Capital Legacy says that every day is Wills Day, and every week is Wills Week. With this in mind, they offer to draft wills for free for the entire month of September, as well as drafting wills for free throughout the year.
If you’re looking for an attorney in your area, Michalsons has a comprehensive list of participating attorneys categorized according to each province.
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