This is how to write a proper succession plan

You can avoid drama by drawing a reasonable estate plan. PHOTO | COURTESY

What you need to know:

  • If the deceased person did not have any will, the succession falls under the jurisdiction of the court under the Law of Succession Act. When there is an oral or written will it will apply in the property distribution.
  • According to lawyer Thongori, with estate planning, you can nominate a guardian for your children, and nominate someone to manage and handle your financial obligations in case you ever become unable to do so.

Succession battles in two of Kenya’s prominent political families have revealed why a properly written estate plan is critical for family succession.

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