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Can copies of Wills/Trust be reviewed or obtained online for…

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Can copies of Wills/Trust...

Can copies of Wills/Trust be reviewed or obtained online for cases in South Africa?

Lawyer's Assistant: Estate laws vary by state. What state are you in?

It's not me, it's my girlfriend. She resides in East London, South Africa. I believe her father passed in Cape Town.

Lawyer's Assistant: What documents or supporting evidence do you have?

That's the problem, she has none. She was in the process of coming to America to get married. She was told there was a Will created by her father that once she married a responsible person, her inheritance would be released to her.

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Given what I have told you to this point, are there any other questions you might need answered?

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: South Africa Law
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Thank you for your question. I will try to assist you in answering ittoday but please feel free to ask as many follow up questions as you like until you are 100% satisfied.

Unfortunately you will not be able to get a copy of the will online. Your best bet is to appoint an attorney in Cape Town to visit the office of the Master of the High court and request a copy of the will and any other possible documents that you might require.

If she knows who the executor of the estate was, she should also be able to request a copy of the will from him/her.

I hope this answered your question.

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