Dear SARWT User
SARWT has identified the absence of a central Last Will tracking system as a void in our legal system. To address this issue we have launched the SARWT online National Will Register in May 2013.
Death remains a difficult subject to discuss with a person’s passing often unforeseen, leaving loved ones with the difficulty of finalising the deceased’s affairs which they are normally unfamiliar with. Establishing the existence and whereabouts of a Will during this difficult time can be cumbersome involving endless enquiries at the various service providers in the field. There is an ever present possibility that a Will, or a last and up to date Will for that matter, will go undiscovered. SARWT addresses this very issue with its online National Will Register!
Registration will ensure that a person’s Last Will does not go undetected following his or her passing, ensuring that one’s last wishes are made known!
SARWT aspires to serve the public as this invaluable service will:
- Encourage and promote efficiency in the administration process of deceased estates;
- Contribute to time and cost savings;
- Ensure legal certainty concerning the existence and whereabouts of a person’s Will once registered on the South African Will Registry’s database.
Our Mission is to:
- Establish the SARWT National Will Register as the primary reference point to ascertain whether the deceased has a Will;
- Safeguard the interests of the Testator/Testatrix by ensuring that his/her Will does not go undetected, protecting freedom of testation.
Your collaboration in our community will register project will make a difference! Please visit “Participate” to view the various ways you can be part of the National Will Register initiative.
SARWT – Serving You, Serving our Community!