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Lexis® Practical Guidance: Trusts, Wills Estates and Family Law


Involved in trusts, wills and estates and family law?
Lexis® Practical Guidance offers convenient online access to guidance notes, practice directives, checklists, forms and precedents organised by practice area to help you interpret and apply relevant legislation and case law.

Choose Lexis® Practical Guidance Trusts, Wills and Estates and Family Law to quickly find and access accurate information and resources that are essential in practice. With a strong emphasis on practical aids, Lexis® Practical Guidance will assist  in  executing tasks and actioning items, ensuring not a single step is missed along the way.


Trusts, Wills & Estates

Focusing on the practicalities of forming a trust, preparing a will and the law surrounding estate planning, including implementing an estate plan from start to finish.  Lexis® Practical Guidance Trusts, Wills and Estates covers the formation, types and general principles of a trust, the creation of wills and the principles that govern them, as well as processes involved in the administration of estates including the liquidation, distribution and tax-calculations of an estate which are governed by the common law as well as the Administration of Deceased Estates Act 66 of 1965.


Family Law

Detailed content covering all aspects of family and child law matters including sources of family law and the various procedures surrounding it, paternity and custody disputes, child and spousal maintenance, Children's Court matters and other more unusual aspects of family law such as international child abduction, adoption, surrogacy and assisted reproductive technology. It also includes in depth content which discusses precedent setting family law judgments.


Collectively offering access to:
  • 40 Topic Overviews and over 270 Guidance Notes
  • 230 Forms, Precedents and Checklists
  • Legislation & Case Law – access to current legislation and relevant cases at the click of a button
  • Practice Directives – practical advice on how to interpret the rules of court
  • Over 60 other useful resources such as external websites and additional readings
Time is scarce and the law is ever changing. Keeping pace with the shifts is a job unto itself but, chances are, it is not your only job. 

Curated by top South African legal experts, LexisNexis® Practical Guidance™ helps you navigate dynamic legal terrain by delivering practical aids for your everyday concerns in one convenient platform. 

It saves you time and energy so you can focus on the expertise that only you have.


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