We provide deceased Estate Administration in South Africa as part of our Momentum Trust services and attend to the winding-up of the deceased’s estate in accordance with the deceased’s Will or in terms of Intestate Succession Rules and all the applicable legislation.
We understand that the loss of a loved one is traumatic and the process of winding-up their estate can be very stressful. We'll provide you with a legal professional that will take you through the legal process and ensure the matter is attended to by a specialist estate administrator, who will be in constant communication. The Administration of Estates Act, under the supervision of the Master of the High Court, stipulates the process that must be followed when an estate is administered. The Master of the High Court will not allow the distribution of your assets to your beneficiaries if the required process was not followed.
- We will attend to the administration of the deceased estate in a professional manner as required by South African law.
- We act as an executor or executor’s agent of the deceased’s estate.
What is a
A deceased estate refers to the money and/or property that an individual leaves behind when they die. An estate must then be administered and distributed in terms of the deceased’s Will or the Intestate Succession Act. An executor of the estate is nominated in the Will and then appointed by the Master of the High Court to do this. The process of estate administration is often lengthy and complex because all debtors, creditors and beneficiaries must be established and reflected in the estate accounts which must be approved by the Master of the High Court.
Why use Momentum Trust to administer a deceased estate?
We are specialists in the administration of deceased estates. We understand the process and legislated framework between the Will or Intestate Succession and your assets and liabilities, and how the above are interrelated. We also work with the deceased's heirs and business partners to identify and resolve, as soon as possible, those unintended consequences that can arise.
We continually work on improving solutions for interactions with many institutions that are involved in the administration process, from SARS, to the Magistrate, to the Master of the High Court and financial institutions to make the process as uncomplicated as possible.
Our executors use regular communication channels to make sure beneficiaries, creditors, debtors and other stakeholders which are part of an estate are kept fully informed of the progress. We are proud of the fact that we have a 100% record in finalising all non-complex estates within nine months. A non-complex estate is one where there are no liquidity problems all heirs are identified, are majors, the assets are local, and there are no other legal, tax or business accounting issues that will delay the matter.
Role of an executor in estate administration in South Africa
Only an executor whose appointment has been confirmed by the Master of the High Court may deal with the assets and liabilities of a deceased’s estate. At Momentum Trust we accept appointments as executors or executor’s agents.
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