Hi there. I'm South African, married to ...

Asked by Goldie on 11-08-2016 11:01:35
Question posted in the General Law category relating to Western Cape
Question value: R 300.00

Hi there. I'm South African, married to a British Citizen and we are currently living in the Middle East (my husband works on a British contract and paid in £ - his pension would therefore be paid into his British bank account once he retires. We will be living in South Africa once he retires as we have a property in the Western Cape (property in both our names - married in community of property), where we go regularly each year on holiday. My husband had a will/testament drawn up many years ago while previously married (the ex wife now lives in the USA), but he doesn't have a copy of the will and also can't even remember who drew up the document at that time.
My question to you is:- Can my husband have a new will drawn up by someone in South Africa? (I was told that he can't as his salary is paid into his British bank account and his pension will also be paid that way) - Surely, if he has no commitments in the UK and will never live there again, it can be done back in Cape Town?
Your feedback and assistance would be highly appreciated.

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