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SA Inheritance Without a Will?

Discussion in 'Wills and Estate Planning Law Forum' started by Angela Howard, 23 June 2015.

  1. Angela Howard

    Angela Howard Member

    23 June 2015
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    Can my mother leave me $15,000 (inheritance) without a will if I'm a signatory on her bank account?
  2. Sophea

    Sophea Guest

    Is it a joint bank account? Or is the money hers until some future time when you will inherit it?

    If the money is hers, to be given to you when she dies, that intention must be expressed in writing and comply with the requirements in the Wills Act (SA) otherwise if she has no valid written will her estate will be distributed in accordance with the laws of intestacy.

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