Probate and wills law in Ireland governs administering and distributing a person's estate after their death. Ireland's key legislation governing probate and wills is the Succession Act 1965.
Here are some essential aspects of probate and wills law in Ireland
A will is a legal document that sets out a person's wishes regarding the distribution of their assets upon their death. The Succession Act 1965 governs the requirements for creating a valid will in Ireland. It specifies that a choice must be made in writing, signed by the testator (the person making the will), and witnessed by two witnesses who are present simultaneously.
Executor and Administrator
The executor is the person appointed by the testator in their will to administer their estate and carry out their wishes. If a person dies without a will (intestate), an administrator will be appointed to distribute the estate according to intestacy rules. The court grants the executor or administrator Letters of Administration legal authority to deal with the deceased person's assets.
Probate is the legal process of proving the validity of a will and obtaining a Grant of Probate from the Probate Office. The executor applies for a Grant of Probate, which confirms their authority to administer the estate. The Probate Office oversees the process and ensures that the estate is distributed according to the terms of the will or the intestacy rules.
If a person dies without a valid will, their estate will be distributed according to the rules of intestacy set out in the Succession Act 1965. These rules determine how the estate is divided among the deceased person's surviving relatives, such as their spouse, children, parents, and siblings
Inheritance Tax: In Ireland
The inheritance tax (capital acquisitions tax) may be payable on certain inheritances and gifts. The Capital Acquisitions Tax Consolidation Act 2003 outlines the rules and rates for inheritance tax. Exemptions and reliefs may apply, and it's advisable to seek professional advice to understand the tax implications of an estate. It's essential to consult with a solicitor or legal professional specialising in probate and wills law to ensure your choice is appropriately drafted and the probate process is handled correctly. They can provide guidance on estate planning, the administration of the estate, and any tax implications that may arise.
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Succession is the process by which wealth and asset ownership are passed from one generation to the next through a gift. This is a particularly complicated area due to the strict regulations involved, particularly regarding the tax liabilities of those receiving the gift.With the expert assistance of our specialist will writing, trusts a
Succession is the process by which wealth and asset ownership are passed from one generation to the next through a gift. This is a particularly complicated area due to the strict regulations involved, particularly regarding the tax liabilities of those receiving the gift.With the expert assistance of our specialist will writing, trusts and estate planning team, we can carefully arrange and manage the succession of your wealth and assets to minimise your tax liability and protect your legacy for future generations.
We can help you with any of our probate services with years of experience in the field.We advise individuals and their families on all aspects of succession, will writing and estate planning, paying particular attention to structuring their affairs in the most tax-efficient manner.
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A will is a very important legal document which sets out your instructions for what you want to happen to your assets when you die. The requirements for a valid will are strict therefore it is important to have professional legal advice.
Probate is the process of dealing with the estate of a person who has died leaving assets that need to be administered.
Creating a will allows you to:
Regardless of the size of your estate, creating a will can be a simple process when you work with a solicitor who specialises in wills, probates and estate management.This post covers everything you need to know about making a will.
A will is a legal document that lets you express how you want your property, assets, and keepsakes to be shared on your death. The person writing the will is called the “testator” or “testatrix”.You can make as many wills as you like throughout your life, but the only one that will be valid on your death will be the most recent one you made before your death. All wills you created before this once will not have any legal standing.
Although there isn’t one standard will template in Ireland, the last will should contain these ten essential elements:
Legal language in a will often speaks of a legacy or devise.A legacy is a piece of personal property, like a piece of jewellery you want to leave to a loved one. A device is a fundamental property you wish to leave a loved one.
The need for a solicitor to write your will with you becomes apparent when you think of all the different scenarios that could arise. Professional advice pays excellent dividends in protecting your wishes no matter how circumstances might change from when you wrote your will to when your choice comes into play.The doctrine of lapse gives us a perfect example of this possibility. Suppose one of your beneficiaries passes away before you do. In that case, the legacy you left to that person will be treated as though you died intestate (without a will) unless you have included a residuary clause in the will.
Whether your estate is large or small, creating a choice helps you plan what happens to your possessions and how your finances and property can take care of your family after your passing.We’re always willing to sit down and discuss your will with you confidentially and sensitively. Don’t be one of the 70% of Irish people who don’t have a will – the stress it causes can easily be avoided by working with us to create a choice that expresses your wishes.
Regardless of the size of your estate, creating a will can be a simple process when you work with a solicitor who specialises in wills, probate and estate management.This post covers everything you need to know about making a will.
Tax on gifts and inherritance
Stamp duty is tax you pay when you transfer property
In addition to dealing with Probate and the Administration of Estates, our service includes all taxation aspects associated with an Estate. This includes dealing with Inheritance Tax liabilities for beneficiaries, providing tax planning advice to beneficiaries where appropriate and dealing with any other taxes that arise in the administration of an Estate such as Income Tax and Capital Gains Tax. Similarly, we provide a consultancy service to other Solicitors whereby we deal with the taxation aspects of an Estate on behalf of another Solicitor.
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