How far will you go to get your hands on money – blood money? Would you kill to inherent that R80 million? OR will you take your siblings, stepfamily or family to court to dispute an estate or testament.
People fight about money after their loved one dies. This is a universal truth. Amor van der Westhuizen wanted to dispute her late husband’s trust fund. Well, she did not get very far, because a court case can be quite costly. At the end she only inherited a television set.
In a very recent case, a family took their stepmother to court as they believed that her husband’s,, millions do not belong to her, as she was only married to him for six months. They accused her of being a fraudster….
But it is not only the rich who fight about possessions and testaments – sisters do not talk to each other because of something as simple as a fridge. Sometimes fights over petty things like a vase, or an antique or jewellery can lead to culpable homicide.
Why can’t we let our beloved die in peace? Why do we become fraudsters, fake a signature on a testament? Why does (family) money make
s the world go around?
Maybe our expert quests have the answers to these questions. In studio today we have Louis Pretorius, the general manager of the Sonja Smith Funeral Group and a lawyer, and our telephonic guest is the famed specialist
s investigator Mike Bolhuis – who knows everything about testament “gangsters” and estate frauds.