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My mother passed away in 2013. An attorney offered to assist us with the administration. The total assets was a mere R12,000, and the estate was insolvent. The distribution plan was approved and everything has been finalized and the attorney resigned from his duties. However, now after almost 4 years, we the family (My father, my sisters and I) have been traced by her pension fund. They advised there is an amount payable. My question is how do we proceed since there technically is no authorized person (although the family wants me to act on their behalf), how do I obtain a letter of authorization and 2ndly, is a pension to be paid to creditors, does the estate have to be re-opened? Kind Regards Natasha

Category:  Estates, Winding down of Estates

Region: South Africa, Western Cape