Protecting the vulnerable from 'property grabbing': the reality of administering small estates

 

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dc.contributor.author Burman, Sandra
dc.contributor.author Carmody, Louise
dc.contributor.author Hoffman-Wanderer, Yonina
dc.date.accessioned 2016-01-22T06:53:35Z
dc.date.available 2016-01-22T06:53:35Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.citation Burman, S., Carmody, L., & Hoffman-Wanderer, Y. (2008). Protecting the vulnerable form'property grabbing': the reality of administering small estates. South African Law Journal, 125(1), 134-156. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0038-2388 en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/16498
dc.description.abstract This article seeks to examine the system of administering small intestate estates and to evaluate the effectiveness of that system in protecting the inheritance of rightful beneficiaries. Alerted by increasing anecdotes of intestate property being unlawfully appropriated, the authors undertook research at four service points at Magistrate's Courts in the Cape Town area where small intestate estates are administered. The authors evaluate the procedures in use and identify weaknesses that may be contributing to 'property grabbing'. Aware that most property grabbing takes place outside of legal institutions, this article argues that loop-holes in the current process nevertheless add to the risks of rightful beneficiaries and makes suggestions as to how strengthening the infrastructure of the administration of estates system may provide for more effective protection for those needing to use the service in the future. en_ZA
dc.language eng en_ZA
dc.publisher Juta Law en_ZA
dc.source South African Law Journal en_ZA
dc.source.uri http://reference.sabinet.co.za/sa_epublication_article/ju_salj_v125_n1_a12
dc.title Protecting the vulnerable from 'property grabbing': the reality of administering small estates en_ZA
dc.type Journal Article en_ZA
dc.date.updated 2016-01-19T08:50:19Z
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Article en_ZA
uct.subject.keywords property grabbing en_ZA
uct.subject.keywords administering estates en_ZA
uct.subject.keywords south african law en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Law en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Centre for Socio-Legal Research en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Burman, S., Carmody, L., & Hoffman-Wanderer, Y. (2008). Protecting the vulnerable from 'property grabbing': the reality of administering small estates. <i>South African Law Journal</i>, http://hdl.handle.net/11427/16498 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Burman, Sandra, Louise Carmody, and Yonina Hoffman-Wanderer "Protecting the vulnerable from 'property grabbing': the reality of administering small estates." <i>South African Law Journal</i> (2008) http://hdl.handle.net/11427/16498 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Burman S, Carmody L, Hoffman-Wanderer Y. Protecting the vulnerable from 'property grabbing': the reality of administering small estates. South African Law Journal. 2008; http://hdl.handle.net/11427/16498. en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Journal Article AU - Burman, Sandra AU - Carmody, Louise AU - Hoffman-Wanderer, Yonina AB - This article seeks to examine the system of administering small intestate estates and to evaluate the effectiveness of that system in protecting the inheritance of rightful beneficiaries. Alerted by increasing anecdotes of intestate property being unlawfully appropriated, the authors undertook research at four service points at Magistrate's Courts in the Cape Town area where small intestate estates are administered. The authors evaluate the procedures in use and identify weaknesses that may be contributing to 'property grabbing'. Aware that most property grabbing takes place outside of legal institutions, this article argues that loop-holes in the current process nevertheless add to the risks of rightful beneficiaries and makes suggestions as to how strengthening the infrastructure of the administration of estates system may provide for more effective protection for those needing to use the service in the future. DA - 2008 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town J1 - South African Law Journal LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2008 SM - 0038-2388 T1 - Protecting the vulnerable from 'property grabbing': the reality of administering small estates TI - Protecting the vulnerable from 'property grabbing': the reality of administering small estates UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/16498 ER - en_ZA


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