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Where there is a will, there is a way Reghardt Draper, BVSA, A professionally drafted will is undoubtedly the single most important legal document one can possess. Unfortunately, the value thereof is often overlooked and misconstrued by many. Statistics show that around 86% of South Africans die without leaving a valid will. The risks of not having a properly drafted will is unmeasurable and can detrimentally affect your loved ones in so many ways. Considering all the potential risks of dying intestate and AgriKultuur |AgriCulture the vast knowledge and experience required to draft a proper will, paying a professional to draft your will, might be a better idea than googling for templates on the internet. If you do not have a signed will at the moment of delatio (death), your estate will devolve according to the rules of intestate succession. Without such a valid will, there is also no nominated executor. In such a case, nominations for an executor would have to 42