Entries by WSI-Schwenn

Wills and Estates: Frequently Asked Questions

Many people don’t want to think about drafting their Last Will and Testament. None of us want to think about becoming ill or aged.  The reality is that anyone at any age must have a Will.  As the saying goes “it’s always better to be safe than sorry”. When having a Will drafted by an […]

What Happens to your Bitcoins When You Die?

Bitcoin is a new virtual currency that was created in 2009.  Transactions are made with no middle men – meaning, no banks! Much of the hype is about getting rich by trading it. Some people just buy bitcoins as an investment, hoping that they’ll go up in value. Bitcoins are essentially a digital payment network […]

Why Do I Need a Shareholders Agreement and MOI?

The Shareholders Agreement and Memorandum of Incorporation (MOI) are two similar documents that often cause confusion. While there are a few subtle differences between the two, the ideal way forward is to have both in place to protect yourself fully. Before the new Companies Act in South Africa, a Shareholders Agreement was considered the holy […]

Crafting a Solid Antenuptial Contract in 2018

If you want to protect yourself and your spouse after marriage, you will need an antenuptial contract (ANC). Also known as a prenuptial agreement, this type of contract is often misunderstood by those who think it is about protecting assets in a divorce. In reality, this could easily be one of the most important contracts […]

How Litigation Works in South Africa

Wondering how to proceed with litigation in South Africa? This useful guide gives you all the answers you need on surviving litigation in South Africa. A List of South African Courts The primary South African courts include the following: The Constitutional Court: This court hears matters regarding the interpretation, protection and enforcement of the Constitution. […]

5 Tips for Successful Mediation in 2018

If you are proceeding to mediation in 2018, you may already have some idea of what to expect or you may not be sure where to even begin preparing yourself. Mediation is a process that involves two or more people that are dealing with a dispute. The mediator acts as a third party, assisting both […]