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A personal servitude can be described as the right to the enjoyment of another person’s immovable property.
The holder of the personal servitude is entitled to enjoy the immovable property as if it were their own, but should preserve the substance of the immovable property and not destroy it
One of the most important aspects for a Muslim is to have their estate in order. This is an easier task when the country you reside in practices Islamic Sharia law. In South Africa however, Sharia law is not the law of the land and as a result, Islamic succession laws are not automatically implemented as they would in a country practicing Sharia law.
In this article our attorneys in Cape Town discuss in brief, the role of the executor in a deceased estate and what qualities to look for in a potential executor.
When describing the role of an executor to my clients, for simplicity, I reference the fact that the executor ‘steps into the shoes’ of the deceased. However, there is a lot more that an executor must know and do, in accordance with the Law, as briefly discussed below.
There are certain matters in life which are unfortunately, unavoidable.
Most people at some stage of their life have to deal with the reporting of a deceased estate.
There are two types of Estates - each with brief differences in their administration.
A will is one of the most important documents, when dealing with a deceased estate, as it ensures that the final wishes of the deceased are adhered to.
A living will is a document that allows you to state your wishes for your medical care once you are unable to communicate your own decisions.
A living will has no power after your death.
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