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Is arbitration a good option for solving legal disputes?

14 December 2021

Our company has noticed a rise in default by our service providers. In the past we’ve managed to address these with a few stern phone calls and letters, but it looks more and more like we are starting to run into serious issues with service providers struggling because of the economy. We don’t want to necessarily engage in litigation but at the same time, we cannot just let these defaults continue. Is arbitration an option for us at all?

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How should co-executors of a deceased estate act?

14 December 2021

My mother and I have been appointed as co-executors of my late father’s estate. My mother wants to sell our family home, but I don’t want to. She has however gone ahead and signed a sale agreement without my consent. Can she do this and sell the house without my approval?

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Companies Act Amendment Bill – less red tape or more?

14 December 2021

I understand there are amendments being proposed to the Companies Act? Will this help make life easier or harder for our company? It feels as if there is always just more red tape whenever the law changes.

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Is arbitration a good option for solving legal disputes?

14 December 2021

Our company has noticed a rise in default by our service providers. In the past we’ve managed to address these with a few stern phone calls and letters, but it looks more and more like we are starting to run into serious issues with service providers struggling because of the economy. We don’t want to necessarily engage in litigation but at the same time, we cannot just let these defaults continue. Is arbitration an option for us at all?

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How should co-executors of a deceased estate act?

14 December 2021

My mother and I have been appointed as co-executors of my late father’s estate. My mother wants to sell our family home, but I don’t want to. She has however gone ahead and signed a sale agreement without my consent. Can she do this and sell the house without my approval?

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Article

Companies Act Amendment Bill – less red tape or more?

14 December 2021

I understand there are amendments being proposed to the Companies Act? Will this help make life easier or harder for our company? It feels as if there is always just more red tape whenever the law changes.

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Let us help you draft a will at no charge

16 September 2021,  Salochana Packery

Having a valid will in place, is your first step in making sure that your loved ones are taken care of when you are no longer here.  Let us help you set up your will at no charge! All you need to do is to complete the attached questionnaire and send it to wills@janljordaan.co.za.

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The rationale behind the requirements of the Wills Act is to prevent fraud.

22 March 2021

If the will document complies, on the face of it, with the prescribed formalities, it is accepted as authentic and anyone who alleges otherwise must prove that it is not a valid will.   

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Is there digital life after death? Providing for virtual assets in your digital estate

05 August 2020

The majority of our world citizens today live digitally through online social media platforms, gaming environments, websites, chat rooms, shopping sites and more. The virtual world has become an undeniable reality of our modern lives and one can only philosophize over when physical reality will start to play second fiddle to your digital life! The growth of our digital world however also gives rise to new legal questions relating to your digital ‘assets’. What will happen to my onlin...

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Is an unsigned electronic will valid?

09 November 2015

My father recently passed away. His will was drafted by a financial planner who e-mailed the final draft to him, but which he never signed. We found the email with the will attached but no further correspondence or documentation between the financial planner and my father regarding the content of the will or his wishes. Is this will valid?

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Can I inherit if not formally adopted?

13 October 2015

I have been raised as the only child by parents who are not my biological parents. Although I regard them as my true parents, I was never formally adopted by them. They are both in ill-health and I don’t think they have a will. They don’t have much, but I am concerned that if they die I will lose the possessions that they do have. Will I be able to inherit from them when they pass away?

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Be wise and review your will regularly

16 July 2015

I have a will which my wife and I had jointly drawn up by a friend just after we were married. I think the will is still ok, but I am not sure. We have three children now and I’m worried what will happen to them should my wife and I pass away or even be divorced. Should I let someone have a look at my will?

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