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Deceased Estate Process

Did you know? Our law requires that a deceased estate be reported to the Master of the High Court within 2 weeks of the date of death. You need an administrator that attends to the matter with the necessary care, accuracy and urgency. Find out more about the deceased estate process.


Document Checklist

Most of us don’t want to think about our own deaths too much. The reality is that dying does create an administrative burden for our loved ones. For a start, it serves you and your family well if you keep your will up to date. You can also reduce the hardship at a stressful time by leaving all your affairs in order. We created some useful information to assist you in a time of need.


Wills & Estates FAQ’s

Do you have a valid or updated Will? A valid Will is the starting point of proper estate planning. The NGL estate planning department is able to advise clients on the appropriate measures to take that will ensure the continued financial security of dependants and other family members after death. You might have some burning questions?


The death of your loved one is painful and traumatic – often unexpected.

The winding-up and administration of their deceased estate does not have to be a stressful and drawn out process.
Our team of experienced professionals will help you in every way possible to manage the stress and burden of winding the deceased estate on behalf of all beneficiaries.

We can answer all your questions. Call (011) 867 0476

Experts at the drafting of wills and administration of your loved ones’ deceased estates.

Call (011) 867 0476

Are you worried about your loved ones’ deceased estate? You might have some questions:
  • Do they have a valid or updated will?
  • Where do I start to wind up the estate?
  • What is the process of winding up the estate?
  • What documentation do I need?
  • How long will it take to finalise?
  • How much time do I have to report the death of a loved one?
  • How much does it cost to administer the winding-up of the estate?
  • Can I be appointed as the executor?
  • How do I become the executor?
  • Is my own will valid?
We can answer all your questions. Call 011 784 4012 or click here

What can we do for you?

  • We report the estate to the Master of the High Court
  • We obtain the Letter of Executorship or Letter of Authority
  • We gather and manage all the necessary reporting documentation required to wind up the estate
  • We open and manage the estate banking account
  • We place the required advertisements in the local newspaper and Government Gazette
  • We calculate and arrange the payment of estate duty to SARS, if any
  • We finalise the deceased estate


Do you need help with a valid will or the winding up of a deceased estate?

Please complete the form and a description of your query and we’ll be in contact you with you at the soonest available opportunity.

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