Helping you leave a legacy, the right way.
You have worked hard for what you have. The greatest gift is being able to leave it behind for those who matter most to you. Writing a will is as complex as it is easy. Many people don’t know where to begin, but Bidvest Insurance is here to help.
The importance of leaving a will is something everyone needs to understand. Although a will mainly deals with your estate, it is not always about financial wealth. Your last wishes, leaving behind precious memorabilia, or simply leaving instructions on funeral proceedings: a will is the only way to ensure your final wishes will be followed.
Understanding exactly what a will entails can be tricky. There are 6 important elements for a valid will:
- As a writer of the will, or testator, you must be at least 18 years of age.
- You must have testamentary capacity, and must state in writing that you are of sound mind. You must also declare that you are writing the will of your own accord.
- A statement declaring the document as your will must be included.
- An executor should be appointed.
- The document must contain at least one provision that names a personal guardian for a minor child and/or at least one provision providing for the allocation of your estate.
- If the will is not written in your handwriting (typed), you must sign the will and it must be attested to by two witnesses who are not beneficiaries.
How much will it cost?
From as little as R109 per month, you will receive unlimited Drafting of Will benefits as part of your Legal Angel policy.
What other benefits does Legal Angel have?
- 24 Hour Legal Advice Line: Included in our policy is our 24 hour legal assistance line. You can contact us with any questions at any time of the day.
- Divorce Cover: Getting divorced is no trip down easy streets. We’re here to assist with the stressful and uncertain circumstances surrounding your divorce.
- Unlimited Mediation: We also offer unlimited mediation services when you need it.
- Drafting Of Wills: A will is very important. We’ll help you draft the best one for you, to secure your legacy and ensure your wishes are adhered to.
- 24 hour Bail Assistance Cover: Included in our policy is 24 hour bail assistance cover available when you need it.
- Cover if you are Retrenched: In the unfortunate event of a retrenchment, Legal Angel has you covered.
- Antenuptial Agreements: Legal Angel is there to support you. You will receive unlimited cover for antenuptial contracts.
- Tax Advice: As part of our Legal Angel cover benefits you will also receive unlimited advice on your tax affairs.
- Legal Document Library: With Legal Angel, you will have access to our vast Legal document library.
- Litigation Cover: With Legal Angel, you’re covered for litigation of up to R200 000 under our Elite Cover policy option.
Protecting your legacy is very important. Make sure that your last wishes are fulfilled the way you want them to. Bidvest Insurance will help you draft a Will that is tailored to your needs.