According to the Master of the High Court, more than 70% of working South Africans don’t have a will and yet your will is likely to be the most important document you will ever sign.
The thought of death might be an unsavory one along with the conversation but if the stats are to be believed, if you don't have a will in place, do you know what happens to your assets after your passing?
Is your family financially well taken care off? According to Sylvia Walker, a financial planner, speaker and author, should you die without a will, the law can decide who gets your assets, without regarding your wishes or your family’s needs and it could take years.
Does your family have the time or patience to wait for the state to sort out matters?
Carl Wastie spoke to Sylvia Walker on The Flash Drive on the importance of drawing up a will, why you should have one and what happens when you pass on and there's no will in place.
If you don't have a will and want to draw up one, take advantage of National Wills Week this week and click here to find participating attorneys and law firms taking part this week.
Information stalls and service desks will be set up at various courts by legal practitioners, Master of the High Court offices and other community venues across the provinces.