The death of a loved one is a difficult and often painful transition in life. Frequently there are many changes which follow and these may involve changes of a legal nature in relation to the assets of the loved one and how they must be dealt with.
It may be necessary to take steps to deal with his/her assets and property so as to give effect to his/her wishes as expressed in a will or to comply with the rules of law which apply when someone dies without having made a will. When a person passes away his/her assets and property are referred to as his/her estate.
Fidelma Barry solicitor offers considered and sensitive advice to ensure that a deceased’s person estate is dealt with efficiently and in accordance with all relevant legislation. She has many years of experience in dealing with estate administration and the various issues which may arise.
Fidelma Barry solicitor can help you with the following:
When is probate needed?
Probate only happens when someone dies but it is not needed following every death. For example, probate is not required if the estate is of little value, or the deceased owned all their assets jointly and the joint owner is still alive. If probate is needed, the deceased's assets are frozen until a grant of probate is issued. This means beneficiaries cannot receive their inheritance until the proper legal processes have been fulfilled.