Areas Of Practice

Accredited with the Black Conveyancers Association

Areas Of Practice

  • 3rd Party claims
  • Banking
  • Civil
  • Collections
  • Contracts
  • Conveyancing
  • Debt Collections
  • Debt consolidation
  • Deceased Estates
  • Divorce
  • Divorce Mediation
  • Estates
  • Evictions
  • Family Law
  • General Practice
  • Leases
  • MVA Claims
  • Property Law
  • Sale of Business
  • Sectional Title
  • Trusts
  • Wills

“L.R.M.F – Land Rights Management Facility”

Attorneys and Mediators on the Rural Department & Land Reform of South Africa for:
• Land Rights Claims
• Land Rights Mediators
• Land Reform and Restitution practitioners
• Communal Property Trusts disputes, claims, mediation and restitution
• Address land rights disputes through mediation, facilitation and negotiations
• Requirements set out in the land rights legislation, governance policies, and systems and procedures associated with Communal Property Institutions operating in the context of land reform.

Property Law

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Conveyancing

Shobhana Devi Dooken & Associates Inc. are appointed panellist conveyancers on the Department of Human Settlements for low-cost housing transfers and FLISP government subsidy for first time home buyers.

We are listed on the various bank panels for applying and registering bonds and homeloans. We have extensive knowledge and a “hands on” approach on all aspects of property matters. We work tirelessly to perform the best with quick turn-around times since we know how vitally important this process,be it bond registration or property transfer, is for you.

Our Conveyancing department offers the following specialised services:

  1. Advice on drafting leases
  2. Advice on deceased estate property transactions
  3. Opening of new sectional titles schemes
  4. Subdivision of Properties
  5. Shareblock Conversions
  6. Opening of township registers
  7. Consolidation of properties
  8. Advice on and drafting of agreements of sale
  9. Registration of Bonds, including Mortgage Bonds, Surety Bonds and Collateral Bonds
  10. Zoning and Rezoning of property
ABSA Homeloan Panel Code: 2840
FNB Homeloan Panel Code: 5563

Wills & Estates

ADMINISTRATORS OF DECEASED ESTATES:
A heart wrenching experience of losing a loved one is traumatic enough, but being unprepared for the financial realities that follows after death can even be devastating.
The process of winding up an estate is the solution to this inevitable stage of life.
Do not let words like “estate” and “executor” cloud your judgement and seem completely foreign as you handle the trauma of losing a loved one. South African Law has laid a fairly straightforward process in terms of the Administration of Estates Act 66 of 1965.

TESTATE AND INTESTATE SUCCESSION:
The basic difference between testate and intestate succession lies in having or not having a legally valid will. A will or testament (hereafter referred to as a “will”) is a legal document that regulates what happens to a person’s estate (assets and liabilities) after his or her death.

THE WILL:
At Shobhana Devi Dooken & Associates, we draft Wills for FREE.
– The Executor: key person who is responsible for managing the estate. Once appointed by the Master of the High Court in the form of a Letter of Executorship or Letter of Authority (depending on the value of the estate), their functions include:
1. Take control of the assets of the estate;
2. Protect and preserve the assets;
3. Identify the beneficiaries of the estate;
4. Make sure the administration complies with all legal requirements;
5. Pay the debts and the administration expenses of the estate;
6. Deal with the final income tax return of the deceased; and
7. Distribute the balance of the assets in the estate to the beneficiaries.

The executor could be an individual, such as a family member, or a company, such as a bank or attorney. It could also be a joint appointment, for example, a spouse with
an attorney to provide the expertise.

Shobhana Devi Dooken & Associates, Conveyancers and Attorneys.

Administrator of Estates:
1. Winding up of Deceased Estates.
2. Estate transfers.
3. Donation transfers.
4. Free Wills.
5. Registration of transfer, bonds and cancellations.

Marriage Agreements

ANTENUPTIAL CONTRACT
Essential contract drawn up in terms of South African Law, that determines whether your marriage will exist IN COMMUNITY OF PROPERTY, or with or without the accrual system.

WHY IS IT ESSENTIAL?

  • Securing your future, example:
    • Your intended marriage will not automatically be considered in community of property.
    • It offers transparency in your marriage, recording the rights, duties and consequences.
    • Avoiding unnecessary disputes with your spouse.
    • Preventing unnecessary disputes during a divorce.

OUR SERVICE TO YOU

  • Request a quote for free (email or phone us)
  • Consultation (Free at our office)
  • Drafting a tailor made ANTENUPTIAL CONTRACT that is to your satisfaction.
  • Follow-up consultation to sign the contract.
  • Send the contract to our agents in PMB to lodge in the Deeds Office.
  • Notify the client that the contract has been registered and provide a copy to the client.

Let Our Experience Be Your Guide 

Professional And Experienced Family Law Attorney

Committed To Helping Our Clients Succeed

Other Practice Areas

General Practice

Wills

Debt Collection

Deceased Estates