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Wills and Trusts

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Published: June 30, 1997
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ISBN/ISSN: 9780409065428
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Wills and Trusts is a subscription based product including both the printed loose-leaf and LexisMobile publications. Updates for 12 months (print and mobile) are included in the price.

Wills and Trusts provides, in looseleaf form, a commentary on all the main aspects of Wills and Trusts, together with the full text of all the statutes relevant to wills and trusts, comprehensive indexes to both titles and cumulative tables of statutes and cases cited in the commentaries.

The emphasis throughout the book is on practical advice for a range of circumstances in this dynamic field of law. The work covers all relevant areas, including the drafting and interpretation of wills, as well as the formation, administration and taxation of trusts. A wide selection of comprehensive precedents and checklists has been included.

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Table of contents

Part A - Wills

Introduction to wills


Interpretation of wills

The meanings of words and phrases

Drafting of wills

Part B - Trusts

Legal origin and historical development

Classification and definition

Legal nature of and parties to a trust

Formation of a trust

Administration of the trust

Variation, revocation and termination of a trust

Taxation of trusts


Specimen documents

Masters of the High Court

Calculation of Estate Duty


Wills Act 7 of 1953

Income Tax Act 58 of 1962 (extracts)

Trust Property Control Act 57 of 1988