Written by, Roddy Tyrrell, publisher of Lawyer.ie, Dublin. Call him on 01 - 667 1746 or use the enquiry form.
Making a will is one of the most significant legal steps a person can make in his/her lifetime.
Irrespective of your age, state of health or financial status, it is vital that you have a legally recognized valid will in order to ensure that your loved ones and beneficiaries are looked after in the event of your death.
Tyrrell Solicitors have compiled a guide containing everything you need to know regarding making a will in Ireland. (You can navigate this information by clicking on the menu links to the left of this page).
If you want just to get a very brief outline of what is involved you can also access our Making a Will in 10 Steps guide.
It includes the basics such as;
- What is a Will?
A will is a witnessed document that sets out in writing the deceased's wishes for his or her possessions, called his or her 'estate', after death.
- What is Probate?
Probate is the legal process whereby the estate of a deceased person is dealt with (usually by a solicitor) and distributed to the beneficiaries of the will.
- How much does it cost to make a will?
In theory you can create your own will yourself and the content on lawyer.ie would point you in the right direction. There are many sites purporting to offer DIY will-drafting services but it is strongly recommended that you engage the services a solicitor to do the job. Legal fees typically start in the low hundreds (euro) and are more than justifiable in the scheme of things to ensure that you are leaving clear legal instructions for your loved ones. You will have peace of mind rather than risking a messy and upsetting time for all if your will is contested.
Tyrrell Solicitors are experts in will-drafting and legal matters after death. Whilst every client has different requirements, we have a low-cost package which will serve most needs and will give you the comfort that everything has been handled properly. Submit the quick contact form below and we will send you the details.
We provide affordable Will-drafting & Probate services