Please can you advise on the costs involved in wrapping up a deceased estate?
My father-in-law passed away a year ago and we had an attorney appointed as executor to deal with all the administration of the estate which included a fixed property.
Recently my mother-in-law received a letter from the attorney stating that she must pay R15 000 for the transfer of the property, which is valued at R490 000, and almost R19 000 in executor’s fees. My in-laws were married in community of property.
My mother-in-law is a pensioner and cannot afford to pay for these costs.
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