Who to choose as trustee for a family trust is a big decision and one that should not be taken lightly. One of our contributors, Marteen Michau explores this issue in some detail. Click here to read the article “Potential Pitfalls When Appointing Trustees for a Family Trust”
About the Author:
Marteen Michau is head of fiduciary and tax services at Sanlam Private Wealth. Marteen has 20 years’ experience, and specialises in structuring advice and implementing it from a legal and tax perspective.
All too often, we avoid or delay the process of having a will drawn up. The reason is simple – we just don’t like to think of the inevitable (i.e. death). We also tend to neglect revisiting our wills once they have been drawn up. Both of these habits are problematic. It is unfair on our loved ones whom we leave behind not to have an updated will that is ready and accessible to them. Robyn de Kock, a Partner at Eversheds, and a contributor to the blog, explains the intricacies of wills and why we cannot afford to ignore them.