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My husband kicked me and our children out of his mother's house that she gave to us. Can we fight it?

You will need help from your mother-in-law if the title deed is still in her name

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How can we stop our mother from selling the house that we have 50% claim to?

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How can my late sister's children claim their inheritance if her assets are frozen?

They can go to the Master of the High Court to ask for a letter giving the bank permission to release the funds.

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I have been paying rent to the late owner's sister. Can she sell the house if the owner's child has been missing for 20 years?

You need to try to find the missing beneficiary, otherwise they can come back to claim the house.

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My uncle is my late grandmother's only surviving child but he has his own house. Who gets her house?

Your uncle and your deceased father get equal shares. Your father's share is divided between his surviving children.

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Can we reclaim our late mother's RDP house if it was transferred to someone else in 2006?

It may be very difficult, if not impossible, to reclaim the house after such a long time, especially if the municipality awarded it to someone else.

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What will happen to my husband's RDP house that he got with his ex-wife if one of us dies?

If the title deed of the house is in your husband's name, you each own 50% of the house. If one dies, the other inherits their share.

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My late father's first wife wants to claim his estate. His second wife and I need help.

If he died without a will, the Intestate Succession Act applies. You may need legal help.

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My cousin won't let us see our grandmother and is making her write a will. What can we do?

Ask a social worker if the family can be assisted to have access to your grandmother and check that she is alright.

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My late father, a police captain, never recognised me as his daughter. Can I claim anything from his estate?

You could ask the GEPF and see if there is any way in which you could be included as a beneficiary.

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