My sister has passed two years ago. She ...

Asked by Sandra on 24-09-2021 20:16:25
Question posted in the General Law category relating to Western Cape

My sister has passed two years ago. She left a will but now I need to know what the will exactly says.The will read as follow:

I hereby bequeath my estate to my sister(name)

Failing the above I bequeath my estate to my niece(name)

The sister who was named in the will also passed recently.She did not have a will.I want to know what happened to the estate .Does it go to the niece or to the sister's sibling who is still alive 

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Posted by Att. Patrick on 25-09-2021 13:50:28

Hi there,

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If the second sister was alive at the time that the first sister passed away, then the clause "I hereby bequeath my estate to my sister(name)" applies, and that sister is the sole heir of the entire estate. 

If the second sister then passes away, after the first sister, then the first sister's estate would just form part of the second sister's estate. 

Unfortunately, the niece (of the first sister) would not inherit anything.

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