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Estates, Wills & Trusts

Estate planning is very important for the proper administration of assets in the event of death. It is also essential should you have a specific wish with regard to an inheritance or bequest.

VTC supports their clients by providing them with a full spectrum of services which includes planning and advice with regard to an estate in which there is immovable property and also in the case of a property being hypothecated with a mortgage bond, establishing a trust, drafting a will and transferring immovable property from a deceased estate to the beneficiaries.

Wills can be very simple or quite complex depending on the client’s estate and wishes. VTC approaches each client’s case knowing that every situation is unique. Our attorneys can advise you on the range of options available and recommend those that suit your unique situation.

Everybody should have a Last Will. If you do not own assets right now, the time may come when you will accumulate assets. Should you pass away without a will, your assets will be dealt with according to the law of intestate succession, irrespective of your wishes with regard to your assets.

We will help you to explore all of your options for administering your estate and will guide you through the process of creating the best estate plan possible.

VTC’s attorneys and conveyancers in Cape Town have gained the experience over the past few years to deal with any type of an estate no matter the complexity.

Insolvent Estates and Trusts

We have dealt with numerous insolvent deceased estates and trusts.

As an alternative to insolvency litigation, this department accepts appointment as liquidators and trustees in various insolvent estates.

Our services in terms of wills, estates and trusts include:

  • Planning of estates and trusts
  • Drafting of wills and trusts
  • Updating of wills (codicils)
  • Administration of deceased estates
  • Application of curatorship
  • Safe custody service for wills where we are the nominated executor
  • Administration of Trusts
  • Tax implications and advice in respect of trusts and estates.

Contact our attorneys in Cape Town for assistance with estate planning, drafting of your last will, administration of deceased estates and the administration of business and family trusts.


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