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Wills & Probate

Why make a will?

  • The main reason for making a will is to make provision for your loved ones and family so that ultimately your wishes can be to be carried out in accordance with the legal document which you sign which can be the most important document you will ever sign.
  • It also has the effect of ensuring that your assets are distributed in accordance with your wishes which will not happen if you do not make a will when your assets will be distributed in accordance with the law of intestacy i.e. where you die without making a will. 
  • Making a will, will ensure that no unnecessary stress or expense is involved to your family and loved ones.  A will is probably one of the most important documents you will ever sign so it is important for a whole variety of reasons that you have proper legal advice before making your will so as to ensure that when you die your estate will be administered in the most tax efficient manner.

If you fall into any of the categories below you should give serious consideration to the making of your will.

  • If you are married and have children.
  • If you live with your partner but you are not married.
  • If you own your own home or your own business.
  • If you have separated or divorced or are in the process so doing. 
  • If you want to make provision for relatives or charitable organization
  • If you are single and have any assets of your own
  • If you wish your estate to be distributed in a tax efficient manner.


Why engage a solicitor

Very often people resort to making their own will and when they die when the estate
is being administered the will is rejected by the Probate Office because the will is invalid or void for uncertainty.  This has the effect of your estate being administered as if you have died without making a will which invariably does cause great stress to the people you sought to benefit under your will. 

Making a will does not and usually is not an expensive process and varies in accordance with the complexity of the will and the time taken.

If you would like to discuss making your will we will be happy to assist you.

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Changing your Will

A will can be changed at any time as it only takes effect once you die.  This is usually done by means of a codicil to the original will or simply by making a new will.  Remember a will has to be signed by you and witnessed by two people who are both present when you make your will and who themselves are not beneficiaries to the will.

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Who should be my Executor?

This is an extremely important decision since whoever you appoint to be your executor may have onerous duties in carrying out your wishes.   A person will often appoint a close member of the family since that member will have close personal knowledge and detailed information of the deceased's affairs.

Many people also appoint a solicitor as a second executor since the solicitor will have information regarding the deceased's affairs and will be in a position to advise the other executor to enable the estate to be administered in an efficient and timely fashion.

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What happens if I don’t make a Will?

In this event then the estate will normally be administered by my closest relative and my
property will be administered in accordance with the law of the land in accordance with the Rules governing Intestate Succession.


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What happens if a will is challenged?

We will act upon any challenge or dispute which may be brought regarding the validity of the will of the deceased person under the provision of the Succession Act.

If you would like to make a Will please contact Stapleton & Company Solicitors at 01 6797939 us now.



Probate Service in Ireland to Lawyers in USA, Canada, UK and Europe

The firm of Aidan T. Stapleton & Company has been dealing with probate and administration of estates for many years for those people who no longer are resident in Ireland, and who wish to engage the services of a firm of solicitors based in Dublin to take out Grants or Representation for them, or to advise them generally having regard to such provision as may or may not have been made for them in their parent's will.

Our firm is committed to dealing with such cases as attentively and expeditiously as possible. We have now expanded that service to solicitors and lawyers based in the USA, Canada, the United Kingdom/Great Britain, and in mainland Europe of behalf of their Irish based clients.

We can assure you of our best attention and personal service at all times and look forward to working with you.



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