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Deceased Estates

This department is headed by Pierre van Jaarsveld. Pierre is assisted by a team of candidate attorneys. He has access to a wide range of legal expertise within our offices to assist him in the sometimes complex nature of the estates that he is called upon to wind up.


Pierre van Jaarsveld

The department’s areas of expertise include:

  • Undertaking of comprehensive deceased estate administration processes
  • Acquisition of problematic existing deceased administration processes from current Executors and/or Administrators, irrespective of the stage of the administration process, and finalising same
  • Drafting of statutory Estate Liquidation and Distribution Accounts
  • Drafting of redistribution agreements, where applicable, in order to legitimately minimise administration charges
  • Vast knowledge of the deceased estate property conveyancing processes
  • The administration of highly complex deceased estates, especially for high-net-worth clients
  • Being able to call on a vast network of stakeholders in the fiduciary industry to assist in the estate administration processes
  • High success rate in expeditiously procuring legal estate documents from the Master of the High Court
  • Drafting last wills and testaments
  • Advice on estate planning