We are Trust Law experts and can assist with the administration of Deceased Estates, Wills, Estate Planning & Trusts


For many people, Trust Law and trust administration are unclear. When a trust is not managed correctly, it can become something of a nightmare – especially for the beneficiaries. To avoid this, why not speak to the professionals about your trust, to ensure that your trust and/or will is setup within a valid legal structure, and that the duties of the trustees and the rights of any beneficiaries are stated clearly.

With years of experience in dealing with deceased estates, wills, estate planning, and trusts, the team at Etienne Genis Attorneys is ready to assist in any way possible.

We specialise in various legal services to assist with deceased estates and more:


The administration of Deceased Estates is in itself a complex process. Death is a difficult time for all concerned and very few people are equipped to cope with all the legal and financial consequences of death. Luckily, at Etienne Genis Attorneys, we have a professional team with a sound, working knowledge and in-depth expertise in the winding up of Deceased Estates. We will  guide you through the entire process, from reporting the Estate to the Master of the High Court, through the exacting procedures prescribed by law, to the final distribution of the Estate to the beneficiaries, in an efficient and cost-effective manner.

We also assist with the entire spectrum of personal estate planning requirements. We can help with anything from preparing your will, providing assistance with proper estate planning, ensuring sufficient cash flow in the estate, setting up family and/or business trusts (discretionary inter vivos trusts or trusts with vested rights), to providing assistance for minors or other vulnerable individuals in a testamentary trust. We offer these services to ensure that your estate devolves efficiently, cost effectively and with a minimum of delay for your chosen beneficiaries.

By seeking the best possible professional assistance, you will be able to identify problem areas, investigate solutions and achieve peace of mind about your will and/or trust. By relying on us, you can rest assured knowing that you have done everything possible to streamline your financial affairs and to ensure that your will is a sound legal document. Our succession law experts are able to offer you this service and will provide you with professional and helpful advice throughout the entire process.

By creating an inter vivos trust, you can protect your assets and safeguard it from creditors and unforeseen circumstances (i.e. legal action, insolvency, divorce, estates duties, etc.) provided it is properly and legally implemented. Life is a rather unpredictable event. If you are a businessman, you must certainly consider having your personal and business affairs analysed by one of our attorneys who specialises in corporate structuring and trust law. Not only will this provide you with peace of mind, but it will also ensure that your family is cared for in the event of your passing.

Over the years, we have worked with many clients’ wills, and are proud to say that we always go the extra mile to ensure a positive outcome. We have been successful with various court applications regarding having a will and testament be declared valid after being dismissed by the Master of the High Court due to non-compliance with the Act on Wills.

For peace of mind, be sure to contact us about your will and/or trust law requirements, today.


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To help you get started we developed this simple-to-use online form, which will help you identify your own personal feelings and attitudes towards the type of care you would prefer during an advanced illness or diseases.

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