For a variety of reasons, people sometimes think that they do not need a Will, eg. they presume their spouse/ partner/ civil partner will inherit all their assets automatically on their deaths in all circumstances; they presume there is an automatic order as to who would be guardians of their children; they may think that they have no assets to leave; they may not have a spouse/ partner/ significant other/ children and do not see the point in making a Will.
When a person dies intestate [without a Will], it is the Succession Act, 1965 that determines who inherits what and in what shares.
If you would like to have your say as to what happens to your assets on your death, you should make a Will. We provide practical, high quality advice to a broad range of clients in relation to wills and estate planning and inheritance planning.
In a non-intrusive manner, we gather information from clients, in as much detail as is necessary, to enable us to give them independent, impartial advice. We listen to what our clients are telling us and advise accordingly.
Increasingly our clients give thought to what they would like to happen in the event that they lose their mental capacity to look after their own affairs, whether through accident or illness.
We advise our clients in relation to Enduring Powers of Attorney and take clients through the process step by step.
What happens where a person has lost the ability to manage their own affairs, but has not completed an Enduring Power of Attorney?
We advise in the area of wardship, what is involved, what the procedure is, what the reality is when a person in made a Ward of Court.
When a person dies, the estate will need to be administered, whether it is through having the will admitted to Probate or obtaining Letters of Administration when there is no Will.
We take our clients through this process in a sensitive manner at what is often an extremely difficult time in their lives.