Legal Aid South Africa has partnered with the Law Society of South Africa and the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development and will be drafting basic wills for free throughout National Wills Week, from September 16 to 20, as well as providing legal advice on wills, at no cost.
One of the greatest risks of not having a legitimate will in place is the often nasty family in-fighting over the inheritance of assets, particularly family homes. Legal Aid SA urges all South African citizens and non-citizens to utilise their over 150 participating attorneys during this week to draft wills at no cost and ensure that their assets are distributed according to their wishes.
Legal Aid SA legal practitioners will be setting up information stalls and service desks at various courts, Master’s Offices and other community venues in all nine provinces to assist with the drafting and completing of basic wills.
They will be at the Athlone Magistrate’s Court tomorrow Thursday September 19, from 9am to 3pm, and at the Cape Town Magistrate’s Court, at the same time, on Friday September 20. Visit www.legal-aid.co.za, call the Legal Aid Advice Line at 0800 110 110 or send a Please Call Me to 079 835 7179 for details.