PROBATE AND ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATES
At this sad and stressful time, we understand the necessity to deal sensitively with Legal Personal Representatives and Beneficiaries in the administration of an estate.
Sometimes it is necessary on a death to extract what is known as a Grant of Representation to the deceased’s estate. This is a legal document which issues from the Probate Office and is required to access the deceased person’s money and to effect a transfer of ownership of property.
EXECUTORS AND ADMINISTRATORS
From the outset we advise on the administration process and the duties and powers of the Legal Personal Representative in this role. We ensure that funeral expenses are paid promptly. We provide a professional service in lodging an Inland Revenue Affidavit, extracting a Grant from the Probate Office, arranging the sale of assets and distributing the net estate to those entitled after payment of any Inheritance Tax.
We act for Executors in extracting a Grant of Probate (where the deceased leaves a Will) and Administrators in extracting a Grant of Letters of Administration Intestate (where the deceased died without making a Will).
We advise family members in relation to:
Our clients include Beneficiaries who may require:
SERVICES TO OTHER SOLICITORS
We provide independent legal advice concerning a spouse’s legal right share, appropriation of the family home under Section 56 of the Succession Act 1965 and other matters that can arise during the administration of an estate.
We advise lawyers and individuals in other jurisdictions on Irish inheritance tax applicable to assets in Ireland and all aspects of Irish probate practice, including the extraction of an Irish Grant of Representation.