Question posted in the General Law category relating to Gauteng
Good day my name is precious nkomo
I need legal advice, my parents were married in community of property they had a joint will in 2002 at old mutual, we recently discovered that my late father had another will at work, my father appointed my late mother to his estate, we reason we seek a lawyer is because my late father gave my mother 40% from his pension fund and he gave all his children 10% including the ones from outside the marriage and his girlfriend, our problem is that the GEPF what's to distribute my late mother 40% with my fathers girlfriend and his children from outside which is not fair.
-firstly we were fully dependent to the deceased
-we live in the family home which we now have to pay rates/ taxes and maintenance.
-we still unemployed and still at school. -the other children from outside the marriage have their own mothers and their mothers are working.
- we have to pay for the nanny who takes care of the house while we at school
-my parents had a agreement that he will provide and maintain my mother he never fulfil his promises
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I think that the situation that you're finding yourself in is as a result of the discretion that the GEPF has in how it distributes the money. I think that their rules probably says that they can make a distribution to whoever was financially dependent on your dad. Is that right?
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