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I need to report the decease of my sister, who died

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intestate, with an estate I...
I need to report the decease of my sister, who died intestate, with an estate I imagine is worth about R30,000 at most. She left a depandant and disabled daughter, on whose behalf I intend to apply for various state grants and pensions, and all of these depend on clearance from SARS, which i cannot apply for unless I have a letter of authority.
What would it cost me to employ an attorney to do this?
Pippa Lange
Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: South Africa Law
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Good morning Pippa,

The process is not long or complicated. You need to provide the attorney with a death certificate and a completed inventory (ie list of all the assets in the estate). Each beneficiary will also have to sign a nomination to appoint he executor.

The attorney/executor will then report the estate to the Master of the High Court and will apply to be appointed in terms of Section 18(3) of the Act to finalise the estate.

I would assume that an attorney will probably ask you an hourly rate to do all of this on your behalf, and in all honesty I cannot see that it would take more than one or maybe two hours.

I hope this answered your question.

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