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Probate, Wills & Estate Management

Contemplation of our demise is a subject that we all tend to avoid. However, careful planning as to what will happen when we die can save a substantial amount of money and make the lives of the loved ones who survive us a lot easier at an already difficult time. No matter how small you think it is, if you own any asset at all, you should consider making a Will. This gives you the say on what happens to your property on your death. It can be changed at any time during your lifetime as your circumstances change and must be renewed on marriage, as marriage invalidates an existing will unless it is made specifically in contemplation of the marriage.

If you have substantial property, it becomes even more important to make a Will as greater taxation issues will arise. Our experts can advise you in the planning of your estate in order to minimise the liability for tax. Prudent estate planning where property is placed in joint names with a loved one or intended beneficiaries can avoid the necessity of your next of kin having to extract a grant of probate.

In the event of the death of a loved one, our experts provide a sensitive service in the administration of their estate.We also provide advice in situations where there is a likely future inability for a family member to continue to administer their own affairs due to the onset of Alzheimer’s disease or other incapacity and our experts will advise on the merits of putting in place an enduring Power of Attorney in such circumstances. Our expertise covers various areas of probate law including:

  • Wills and estate planning
  • Property settlements
  • Administration of trusts
  • Taxation advice
  • Administration of estates both testate and intestate
  • Powers of attorney and enduring powers of attorney

Contact Us:

Patrick Caulfield – paddy.caulfield@kcs.ie
Matthew Shaw – matt.shaw@kcs.ie
Anne Lordananne.lordan@kcs.ie
Aisling Penroseaisling.penrose@kcs.ie

Tel: 353-(0)44-9348412
Fax: 353-(0)44-9343619