Probate, Wills, & Succession Planning

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willandtestWhy do I need a Will?

Ask yourself these questions:
Are you married?
Are you a parent?
Do you own property?
Are you a home-owner?

By making a Will you can decide what becomes of your property when you die and make provisions for your family members. You decide what happens to your home and possessions and ensure you loved ones are provided for sufficiently.

What happens to my assets if I do not make a Will?

If you die without making a Will (intestate) your property will be distributed in accordance with the intestacy provisions of the Succession Act, 1965. That distribution may not be what you wish or expect and it could give rise to unnecessary Inheritance Tax having to be paid by your next of kin.

What is the Solicitor’s role in the Probate process?

We provide legal advice in relation to the drafting of your will and will also advise you on the best way to reduce any Capital Tax liability by the spreading of benefits to beneficiaries.
After a death, we can extract the Grant of Probate and complete the Inland Revenue affidavit. We also help in the payment of any Capital Acquisitions Tax and obtain Certificates of Discharge if applicable and help in dealing with the estate in accordance with the Law.

We provide advice on the making of wills and administration of estates including the tax implications of estate planning. The following are a summary of the services we provide:

  • Drafting of Wills
  • Administration of Estates
  • Tax Advice on Estates
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Trust Matters

Contact us today about making your will

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