WILLS & ESTATE PLANNING
Solicitors in Sligo, Dublin, Boyle, Ballina & Galway
What is a Will?
A Will or Testament is a legal declaration by which a person, the testator, names one or more persons to manage his/her estate and provides for the transfer of his/her property at death.
A “Will” has historically been limited to real property while “testament” applies only to dispositions of personal property (thus giving rise to the popular title of the document as “Last Will and Testament”), though this distinction is seldom observed today. A will may also create a testamentary trust that is effective only after the death of the testator.
Our Wills & Estate Planning Team
Your Will is a vitally important document. It should be reviewed periodically so that it is up to date and accurately reflects your wishes. Our Probate Team will ensure that your Will is properly made and executed, that it meets with your requirements while minimising adverse tax implications. The transfer of assets and property (including a farm or business) from generation to generation requires careful planning and consideration. We have many years’ experience of drafting Wills and advising in Estate Planning.
If you are entrusted to administer the estate of a deceased relative either as executor (where there is a Will) or as administrator (where there is no Will) it can be a traumatic experience at a difficult time in one’s life. We will guide you through the process giving you the best advice possible with compassion and expertise. We have the necessary experience and expertise to enable us to handle estates effectively involving complex family situations, estates where there are properties both in Ireland and abroad and Estates with complex tax and financial issues.
Contentious Wills, Estates and Probate
Our legal team is experienced at litigating Will and probate disputes. If you believe you were unfairly denied an inheritance, or that an estate was administered incorrectly, our solicitors will advise you whether you have a valid Will or estate dispute and whether it makes financial sense to pursue a claim.