Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for people to die without making a Will. A Will makes it much easier for your family to sort out your affairs when you die. Without a Will it can make the process of having your affairs dealt with, on your death more time consuming […]
Tag: Succession Act
What happens to my property if I do not make a Will?
There is often a mistaken belief as to what happens a person’s property in a situation where they die without making a will. A person’s property, upon death, forms part of what is called their” estate” and it includes real property i.e. house, land, sites etc. and personal property i.e. […]
How to make a Will
For those of you who have never previously made a Will here is some advice on the information that is generally required when you are making a Will. The first piece of advice is that you should always make your will with a solicitor. While some people endeavour to make […]
Separation and the Legal Right Share?
It will come as no surprise to most people that the relationship between man and wife has been given priority under the Succession Act 1965. The act allows for an automatic right of the spouse to a share of the deceased’s estate upon their death whether or not there is […]
Revoke will – circumstances changed. Question & Answer
Question: I made a will with a solicitor in Dublin a number of years ago. My circumstances have changed entirely and I now want to revoke that will but I have not yet made up my mind about what to put in my new will. Is it enough for me […]
Wills and Intestacy
A will is a document in which the person signing it directs what is to happen to their property after their death. A person who makes a will is called a testator. A will has no effect until the testator dies. A testator can change a will at any time. […]