Our Services

Deceased Estates Administration

When someone you love becomes a memory, that memory becomes a treasure. The loss of a loved one is a traumatic and emotional experience.

During this time, you need an empathetic partner that will help you deal with the lengthy and complex process of winding up your loved one’s estate. You need a skilled professional with the expertise to complete the administration of the deceased’s estate in a quick and compassionate manner. J. Bredenkamp Inc. will help you deal with all the legal and financial consequences within the complexity of a deceased estate that you need taken care of.

We have extensive experience in the following areas:

  • Appointment of the Executor
  • Reporting to the Master of the High Court
  • Preparation of the liquidation and distribution account of the estate
  • Conforming with the requirements of SARS
  • Application for various endorsements
  • Notices and advertisements
  • Estate duty
  • Correspondence between the Master of the High Court, the Executor, affected parties, and third parties
  • Conveyancing and property management
No will, no problem

If a will has been documented, it will explain how the deceased’s assets are to be divided. However, if your loved one’s last will was not documented, J. Bredenkamp Inc. has the expertise and know-how to assist in either situation.

The value of peace of mind

By choosing us as your attorneys, you don’t need to deal with a call centre, making the interaction with us a personal one.

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Conveyancing

With over 25 years’ experience in transferring homes and registering bonds, J. Bredenkamp Inc. helps you complete one of the biggest financial transactions you will ever get involved in. Give your property the personal, professional transfer it deserves.

Whether you’re moving in, or moving on, J. Bredenkamp Inc. gives you the high quality, specialist service you deserve. With over 25 years’ experience in the field, and as top conveyancing attorneys for Standard Bank, ABSA and First National Bank, we can give you proactive advice tailored to your unique needs, whether it is for commercial- or residential property.

Our services include:

  • All aspects of property transfers and registration of mortgage bonds
  • All aspects of commercial property work and developments
  • Advising you on everything from offer to purchase agreements, to transferring the property to the purchaser’s name
  • Private property sales – We provide you with a sales agreement and will assist you with all aspects surrounding the sale

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Marriage Contracts

Have you considered how your marital regime might affect your life? You need a marriage contract before you get married, or you could be exposed to financial risks. We will advise you on which marriage regime best suits your unique lifestyle.

For better, or for worse. Or at least until divorce do you part? Ignoring the importance of a marriage contract will probably just make things worse if things should come to an end, especially when it comes to the division of assets that have built up in the relationship over the years.

J. Bredenkamp Inc. has expert, practiced experience in advising clients on the marital regimes best suited to your financial situation, tax requirements and future implications, while considering your joint values and beliefs in marriage.

J. Bredenkamp Inc. covers all marital property regimes recognised in South Africa, including:

  • In community of property
  • Out of community of property, with accrual
  • Out of community of property, without accrual
  • Civil unions
  • Customary law marriages

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Drafting of Wills

Drafting a will might not be as simple as it seems. J. Bredenkamp Inc. has the legal know-how to help you avoid mistakes, reduce taxes, and maximise your family’s financial benefits. We advise you on selecting guardian’s and trustees.

Your final words
Who will you trust with the financial well-being of your loved ones, when you’re gone? You can depend on J. Bredenkamp Inc. for service that will not only meet, but exceed, your expectations. We will make sure you have all of the information you need to make the right decisions for your unique situation, but we’ll also make the experience as comfortable as possible, for you. In fact, if necessary, we will come to you in cases where loved ones are physically or emotionally not able to visit our offices.

To will, or not to will...
There are many things to consider when drafting a will. You need to consider your loved ones, as well as any special needs they may have. If you pass away without a will, it could lead to severe administrative, tax, financial and legal problems.

Every person 16 and older, who owns an asset and is mentally able to understand the results of his/her actions, should have a will. However, if you find yourself in one the following situations, we advise you draft a will as a matter of priority:

  • Getting married
  • Having kids
  • Starting a business
  • Buying a home
  • Health complications
  • Haven’t updated your will in 5 years, or more

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