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Wills, Estate and Probate

Wills

O’Gorman Solicitors Sandyford advise all clients to have a Will. A Will enables you to specify how you would like your assets to be distributed after your death. Under the will an individual is appointed as executor to your estate. All of this will make life a lot simpler for your family after your death – and avoid unnecessary delays in distributing assets to the ultimate beneficiaries.

The drawing up of the will itself may range from very straightforward to more complex e.g. dealing with business assets, establishing trusts, tax planning considerations.

If you die intestate (ie. without a Will) then your assets will be distributed in accordance with the provisions of the Succession Act, 1965. In these circumstances an Administrator will be appointed. This will most likely result in greater delays in distribution of the assets to the ultimate beneficiaries (they all have to be identified and various information accumulated for each of them).

We will work with you to understand your requirements and to ensure that your Will implements these effectively. This may or may not include working with your tax advisors.

Probate

This is the process whereby the Executor/ Administrator is granted entitlement to deal with the assets of the deceased. We are happy to advise Executors/ Administrators in this process or to be appointed by the Executors/ Administrators to complete the process.

If you have any query or you believe we can be of assistance to you please call us on 01-2902418 or email us at shauna@ogormansolicitorssandyford.com.