The easiest way for Zimbabweans to get a Last Will & Testament.

Get your Last Will and Testament in place. Together we have a responsibility to protect our families for generations to come. We are willing… Are you?

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Simply click the Sign up button and follow the easy registration process. Please make sure to have your important documentation with you for yourself and your beneficiaries  such as  national Identity documents.

FLEXIBLE PAYMENT PLANS

Options are available to make an upfront once off payment or instalments over six (6) months or twelve (12) months. Terms & Conditions Apply

Payments are accepted via varied payment platforms locally and internationally

SAVE ON TIME & MONEY

Because we understand that Time is money, completing our automated estate planning process saves on valuable time and ultimately exorbitant costs. The entire process should take you approximately 25 minutes, saving you hours and hours of billable time in front of a lawyer.

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Top 5 Consequences of not having a Will

  1. You forego the right to determine how your estate is distributed with the laws of Zimbabwe assuming the role of dissolving your estate. This may lead to a situation where individuals you did not intend to inherit inheriting, and people you may have wanted to inherit not benefiting in any way.

  2. In the event that you are not married to your partner or you have an outdated will which no longer reflects your intentions, your partner will be exposed to a serious risk of not inheriting anything from your estate.

  3. Your minor children will be at risk of having their inheritance being administered by the governments’ guardian fund or an appointed guardian if you fail to create trust, whether testamentary or while you are still alive, a trust to deal your estate in a manner you intend.

  4. Family in-fighting is a common occurrence in situations where an individual’s life comes to an end without him clearly indicating, through a will, how he desires his estate to be dissolved.

  5. The dissolution of your estate can take a very long time if you do not appoint a professional Executor to administer your estate. This will be to the disadvantage of your heirs as the government will be in control of the process.

Top 5 Important Costs Of Dying

  1. TAXES – it common that an individual leaves his/her estate to his/her surviving spouse. However, if both husband and wife pass away and the children of the union inherit the estate, they will be burdened with expenses such as capital gains tax and other legal fees. It would be more prudent to create a trust to administer ones estate while one is still alive, thereby facilitating a smooth transition for your grieving beneficiaries.
  1. IMMEDIATE EXPENSES – your liquid funds, such as bank accounts and cash safety deposit boxes, immediately form part of your deceased estate upon your passing, as such your family and heirs may not have immediate access to funds from your estate for costs such as the funeral, groceries, travel and other costs. We can provide you with advice to best navigate this pitfall, thereby ensuring your loved ones are best prepared to cope in the event of your passing.
  1. MONTHLY LIVING EXPENSES – it is very commons that deceased estates, take prolonged periods before they are finalized. This leaves family members in a precarious situation especially where the deceased was the sole or main breadwinner. We are at your disposal to advise you on how best to avoid leaving your family in this undesirable position.  Read More

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Frequently Asked Questions

Polymath Ventures (Private) Limited trading as The Willing Company is a private limited company incorporated in accordance with the laws of Zimbabwe. It was incorporated for the purposes of developing and automating legal services, in particular estate planning services and products to enable ease of access to Zimbabweans locally and abroad.

Absolutely! Behind the designers of the automated estate planning platform are highly reputable and experienced lawyers with combined years in the practice of law that is in excess of 3 decades.

The team of lawyers also works hand in hand with one of the leading technical experts in Southern Africa to ensure a high standard of service delivery and security of one’s confidential information.

The platform has bank grade security and places reliance on Blockchain for secure storage of data.

To start, you simply register on the platform and complete your personal details as prompted. Thereafter, you must complete a curated interview where information is submitted in respect of your estate properties, beneficiaries, trustees, and any specific wishes one would require to be followed in the event of their demise. Once the form is completed and submitted, one is prompted to make a payment and shortly thereafter, a draft Last Will & Testament and/or Notarial Deed of Trust is emailed to the applicant for review. One is further at liberty to book an available timeslot for an in- person consultation with a Legal Practitioner to finalize the documents and arrange for execution and respective lodging thereof.

Yes, a list with the costs associated with registering a Last Will & Testament for an individual or jointly with a spouse or partner and/or registering a Notarial deed of Trust are highlighted hereinbelow.

These can be paid upfront or staggered in instalments over a specified period. Terms & Conditions apply.

There is a common misconception that a Will is only for the elite or well-to-do.

You do not need to own any properties in order for you to attest to a Will. You may choose to attest to a Will in order to state your burial wishes or simply appoint a guardian for your children in the event of your death.

Any person with legal capacity to act is eligible to attest to a legally binding Will.

Yes. The Willing Company is accessible to all Zimbabweans locally and abroad. Kindly contact us for any further details.

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TOP 5 CONSEQUENCES OF NOT HAVING A WILL

  1. You forego the right to determine how your estate is distributed with the laws of Zimbabwe assuming the role of dissolving your estate. This may lead to a situation where individuals you did not intend to inherit inheriting, and people you may have wanted to inherit not benefiting in any way.

  2. In the event that you are not married to your partner or you have an outdated will which no longer reflects your intentions, your partner will be exposed to a serious risk of not inheriting anything from your estate.

  3. Your minor children will be at risk of having their inheritance being administered by the governments’ guardian fund or an appointed guardian if you fail to create trust, whether testamentary or while you are still alive, a trust to deal your estate in a manner you intend.

  4. Family in-fighting is a common occurrence in situations where an individual’s life comes to an end without him clearly indicating, through a will, how he desires his estate to be dissolved.

  5. The dissolution of your estate can take a very long time if you do not appoint a professional Executor to administer your estate. This will be to the disadvantage of your heirs as the government will be in control of the process.

TOP 5 IMPORTANT COSTS OF DYING

  1. TAXES – it common that an individual leaves his/her estate to his/her surviving spouse. However, if both husband and wife pass away and the children of the union inherit the estate, they will be burdened with expenses such as capital gains tax and other legal fees. It would be more prudent to create a trust to administer ones estate while one is still alive, thereby facilitating a smooth transition for your grieving beneficiaries.
  2. IMMEDIATE EXPENSES – your liquid funds, such as bank accounts and cash safety deposit boxes, immediately form part of your deceased estate upon your passing, as such your family and heirs may not have immediate access to funds from your estate for costs such as the funeral, groceries, travel and other costs. We can provide you with advice to best navigate this pitfall, thereby ensuring your loved ones are best prepared to cope in the event of your passing.
  3. MONTHLY LIVING EXPENSES – it is very commons that deceased estates, take prolonged periods before they are finalized. This leaves family members in a precarious situation especially where the deceased was the sole or main breadwinner. We are at your disposal to advise you on how best to avoid leaving your family in this undesirable position.
  4. TESTAMENTARY TRUST FEES – in the event that you are leaving your estate to minor children, it would be desirable that there be a trust created upon your demise, to make sure that the assets are administered according to your wishes. We provide advice how to best navigate the expenses associated with the creation of trusts in a way that ensures that they do not erode your heirs inheritance.
  5. EXECUTOR FEES – one of the largest expenses in regard to the administration of a deceased person’s estate is that of professional executors fees. The executors fees are 4%, in terms of statutory instrument 50 of 2017, of the gross value of the estate. This 4% could translate to a substantial amount and should it not be paid, the executor could potentially sell off some of the assets to cover the cost.