Tag Archive: gifts

Family Loans and Gifts – Using a Will to Equalise benefits.

  • June 12, 2013

Family Loans and Gifts – Using the Will to Equalise the Benefits Many parents of adult children often discover that although the children may have left the nest, the umbilical cord or supply lines sometimes remain firmly attached. Some families adopt great discipline in this area, ensuring that any advance made to assist one child…

Who keeps the engagement ring in a property settlement?

  • May 25, 2012

When asked for advice from a young women set to break off an engagement about any obligation to return the engagement ring, Hollywood socialite Zsa Zsa Gabor once famously said โ€œof course you should return the ring darling โ€“ but make sure you keep za stone!โ€ Questions about inclusion or exclusion of jewellery in the…

Wills and the rules of construction – Gifts of Property

  • April 2, 2012

As is often the case with poorly drafted wills, the Court is left to make an order as to the intention of the testator in circumstances where the testator is no longer able to give evidence. As a result, the Court has over the years developed various rules that are used in the construction of…