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Tax Free Gifts

  If you wish to make a gift to anybody, you can let them have up to €3,000 each year before that person would have to pay Capital Acquisitions Tax. If therefore you wanted to give €5,000 to somebody, you could pay €3,000 at the beginning of December and a further €2,000 at the beginning […]


The importance of making a Will

What is a Will? A Will is a testamentary document in which a person, known as the Testator (male) or Testatrix (female) sets out his or her wishes in relation to certain matters which are to take place after that person’s death. Who can make a Will? All adults of sound disposing mind can make […]



At the moment if a parent wants to make a gift to a child or provide for them if they are in difficulties, they can do so because the threshold before tax has to be paid is at the moment €224,000. For instance where a couple are engaged and they are going to a buy […]


Grants of Probate and Administration

When a person dies leaving a will, it is often essential to make an application to the Probate Office for a Grant of Probate. If a person dies without leaving a will, then the application to the Probate Office is for a Grant of Administration. We can handle Grants of Probate and Grants of Administration […]



Why should you make a Will? What is required to make a valid Will? Witnesses Executors Changing a Will How to change your Will Dying without a Will The effects of Civil Partnership legislation Trusts Glossary of Terms We are devoting a substantial section of our website to the importance of Wills. Making a Will […]

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Wills & Probate

Wills and Probate Planning for the future is essential. We should plan for the time when we are no longer working and we should plan for our friends and family and loved ones when we are no longer around. An Enduring Power of Attorney is a document a person creates while they are still in […]



It is important to make a will simply because if you die without a will, the law on intestacy decides what happens to your property and assets. A will can ensure that proper arrangements are made for your dependents and ensures that your assets are distributed in the way you wish. This will be subject […]


Son entitled to €315,000 from will

Full text available at http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ireland/2012/0704/1224319342248.html The High Court has ruled that a retired man is entitled to €315,000 from his late mother’s estate. It was found by Justice Roderick Murphy that the late Mrs. Mary Boyle  failed in her moral duty under Section 117 of the Succession Act 1965 to make proper provision for one […]