Wills & Probate

Wills & Probate

The Succession Act, 1965 and the Civil Partnership and Certain Rights and Obligations of Cohabitants Act 2010 is the legal code in Ireland governing wills and intestacy (the administration of an estate where no will was made). There are certain laws governing duties/obligations to one’s children (regardless of age) and provisions allowing for unsatisfied relatives to challenge a will or indeed seek to have it overturned, if certain criteria are met. If you have a query in relation to the validity of a Will, absence of a bequest or certain gift/gifts therein, please contact us and we will happily discuss your own individual concerns in confidence and with expertise.

What is the service we offer?
This covers the following areas:-

  • Will drafting and Estate Planning
  • Administration of Estates including Intestacies
  • Enduring Powers of Attorney
  • Tax – inheritance tax and tax returns
  • Advising the elderly and long term care planning
  • Wardship Applications

Who is it for?
Anyone who wants the reassurance that:-

  • On death their assets will be distributed as intended
  • Their affairs will be dealt with in such a way as to minimise the tax that might be payable
  • Their estates will be administered in an efficient manner
  • Advice will be tailored to the needs of the individual client

How the service works
We will always endeavour to meet the client and take full instructions to ensure that all needs of that client are known.

How much will it cost?
An explanation of the way in which costs are charged will be supplied to each client and estimates will be provided whenever possible as to the likely total cost. The costs charged will typically increase in line with the length of time required to complete a matter. There are fixed fees for simple Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney.

What to do next ?
If you are interested in this service, please contact us by telephone, fax or email.

Probate and administration of estates
The death of any person is a traumatic experience and we do our utmost to help those people left behind through that difficult period by providing clear advice in an effective and sympathetic manner. When someone dies we are here to help from the very beginning, in terms of ascertaining the deceased’s wishes, gathering in the assets and distributing according to the law and the deceased’s wishes. Unfortunately many people die without having made a will and in those circumstances we advise clearly regarding the law and thereafter distribute the estate.

Contact us:
O’Connor McCormack Solicitors 16 South Main Street, Naas, 045 875 333