Wills & Probate

If you have decided that it is time to put your affairs in order or you have lost someone close to you or know someone who has recently been bereaved, these summaries of the most common areas that we deal with will guide you through the immediate things that you must do following a death.

Making a Will

What is a will? The practical steps involved in making a will and what happens when someone dies without having made a will.

Dealing with the deceased’s estate

This covers in detail the steps involved in taking out probate or letters of administration in Ireland. What an executor or administrator must do to implement the will or the requirement of the Succession Act.

Power of Attorney

Power of Attorney is a legal device in Ireland that can be set up by a person (the Donor) during his/her life to allow another specially appointed person (the Attorney) take action if the Donor is absent or becomes incapacitated.

Legal arrangements for incapacity

Legal arrangements for people who are unable to look after their own affairs.

Advance Healthcare Directives

An Advance Healthcare Directive in Ireland is a statement about the type and extent of medical or surgical treatment you want in the future, on the assumption that you will not be able to make that decision at the relevant time.

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