Where an executor who has renounced probate has been permitted, to withdraw the renunciation and prove the will, the probate shall take effect and be
Wills, administration of estates and property matters Blogs
This blog deals with aspects of a will, a personal representative, administration of estates of the deceased, and property-related matters linked to marriage or between couples. The purpose of this blog is to enlighten clients on several aspects touching on a will, administration of estates, a personal representative, and property-related matters between couples relating to succession.
Disputes on the administration of estates, property-related matters between members of the family, and the responsibility of personal representatives are quite common before courts of records in Cameroon specifically in the English-speaking regions.
The laws upon which the articles in this blog are based are as follows;
- The Southern Cameroon High Court Law 1955
- The Administration of Estates Act 1925
- The Married Women’s Property Act 1882
- The Civil Status Registration Ordinance 1981 etc.
The administration of the estate of the deceased especially in cases in which the deceased died without executing a valid will can be very challenging for families, personal representatives, trustees, debtors, creditors, advocates, and even the courts.
The articles in this blog have covered a wide spectrum of issues that can arise in the administration of estates in Cameroon.
We think that an informed client is a less stressful client for advocates.
A woman in accordance with section 13 of the Married Women Property Act 1882 after her marriage shall continue to be liable in respect and
Where a person dies intestate, his real and personal estate shall vest in the public trustee until the grant of administration. Where a testator dies
All conveyances of any interest in real or personal estate made to a purchaser by a person in whom probate or letters of administration have
On the death of a person intestate as to any real or personal estate, that estate shall be held in trust by his representatives with
A husband and wife in accordance with section 15 of the Married Women’s Property Act 1882 may be jointly sued in respect of any such
The residuary estate of an intestate shall be distributed in the manner or be held on trust under the following circumstances; Subject to the above
All funds, stocks, deposits, annuities, shares, debentures, debenture stock, and other interests of or in any corporation, company, public body, or society as aforesaid, which
All deposits or savings at the bank, all annuities, all stocks or funds transferable at a company which at the commencement of the Married Women’s
A will or testament in Cameroon is a legal document that expresses a person’s (usually referred to as the testator) wishes as regards how his/her