GMI provides free wills and expert advice during national Wills Week.
GMI is proud to be associated with National Wills Week that will be running from 12 September to 16 September 2016.
Wills Week aims to help South Africans understand the importance of having a valid will, and to ensure that people who would not usually be able to afford a will from a qualified attorney, get one for free.
Those in need of a will have been made aware about this opportunity through the marketing efforts of Law Society of South Africa (LSSA).
Wills are often tricky to get right if one is not aware of the legal pitfalls. It is therefore vitally important to have your will drawn up by an attorney to ensure that your assets are divided in exact accordance with your wishes. Having your will drawn up by an attorney also ensures that no-one can attack the will’s validity. It often happens that wills are attacked because they were drawn up by a layman who could not ensure that all legal requirements were met.
Dying without a will can also cause problems for those you leave behind as it can result in the estate taking much longer to wind up, leaving the family without financial support in their hour of need. By drawing up a clear will, unhappiness and conflict between family members are also minimised.
GMI has made resources available to ensure that those without a will get a basic will and testament at no cost. Interested people can contact GMI directly on 012 428 8600 from 12 to 16 September to make an appointment.