Will & Probate

MAKING A WILL:

 

We will advise you on all aspects of drafting your Will and planning your estate in the most tax efficient manner, including the setting up of trusts. We will advise you in relation to Inheritance Tax matters and how they might affect your estate. By making a Will you decide who will be your Executor and what will happen to your property and how your business and affairs will be managed after your death. 

 

If you do not make a Will, your estate will be distributed by the Rules of Intestacy under the Succession Act, 1965, i.e. the law will decide who will be your Executor, your beneficiaries and the share which each beneficiary will receive on your death. You can see, therefore, that for the security and welfare of your family, you should make a Will. If you have not done so yet why not give us a call and avail of our practical and jargon free will-making service.

 

 

Even if you have made a Will, please remember to review it regularly to ensure that it still reflects your wishes.Where necessary, we can call to your home to take instructions.

 

PROBATE:

 

When a person dies and has made a Will, it is necessary to take out a Grant of Probate in order to deal with his/her property. This requires dealing with the Revenue Commissioners, completing Inheritance Tax returns, making an application to the High Court Probate Section, obtaining Tax Clearance Certificates, having property transferred or sold.

 

If a person dies without having made a Will, he dies Intestate and the Rules of Intestacy apply, this can be explained to you by your Solicitor. The next of kin must apply to the High Court to have one person appointed to be the Administrator of the Deceased’s estate.

 

We understand that this is a very difficult and sensitive time for the family, our aim is to support and assist the next of kin with the minimum of stress and upset, to assist them in preparing the documentation for the Revenue Commissioners and the High Court, to complete the Inheritance Tax Returns, to assist in the sale of the assets and where possible ensure a speedy conclusion to the administration of the estate.

 

We offer a comprehensive service to next of kin and can assist them with all issues relating to the Administration of an Estate:

 

  • Application for Grant of Probate

  • Family Arrangements

  • Application for Letters of Administration (Intestate)

  • Inheritance Tax

  • Succession Act, 1965 – Rules of Intestacy 

  • Disputes in relation to Estates

 

Location

Market Court, Town Hall
Bray, Co Wicklow, A98 F3P6


 

Call

T: (353-1) 282 8124/5