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Wills and Probate

Wills and Probate

We can help and advise clients in the following areas of Wills and Probate.

Will Drafting 

A Will is a very simple document which sets our your instructions as to how you wish your assets to be distributed when you die. We can guide you through this process.

Tax Considerations

We can advise on Inheritance Tax, when it might arise, and the best manner in which to minimise your estate’s exposure to inheritance tax.

Administering the Deceased’s Estate

We advise and assist with the duties and functions of an Executor /Administrator. An Executor is the person appointed in the Will to administer the Deceased’s estate. An Administrator is the person entitled to administer the deceased’s estate where there is no Will. We arrange for the collection of all assets in the estate, and, having discharged any taxes due, we distribute the estate to the Beneficiaries. If there is property in the estate we prepare the necessary deeds and documents to have the title registered in the name of the Beneficiaries.

Advice on Succession Rights

We advise on who is entitled to inherit an estate when there is no Will. We can also advise disappointed family members on their rights to make a challenge to a Will, where they feel they have not been properly provided for in the Will.

Enduring Powers of Attorney

An Enduring Power of Attorney is a document which sets out instructions as to how a person wishes assets to be dealt with and by whom if they become of unsound mind (e.g. if you wish for your property to be sold to pay medical or nursing home expenses, etc)

If you have any queries or would like any advice or fee quotes on any of the foregoing, please do not hesitate to contact Frances Cunneen at telephone number 01 8438766 orfrances@dermotmcnamara.ie

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