Wills & Estate Planning

Need help making a will? Call our probate lawyer today

Fidelma Barry Solicitor assists clients in making a will to ensure their wishes are carried out in relation to what happens to your assets after you die.


Our probate lawyer will advise you on the most efficient methods of having your wishes carried out in accordance with your will. We take great pride in providing our clients with a caring an efficient service that includes home and hospital visits if required.


Fidelma Barry Solicitor make and store wills for safekeeping free of charge. We will explain all aspects associated with making a will, including the role of executors, administrators, trustees and guardians.


  • Contesting a Will*

  • Distribution of Assets

  • Enduring Power of Attorney

  • Grant of Administration

  • Grant of Probate

  • Tax Implications

  • Wardship

  • Writing a Will

Take the stress out of writing a will by working with Fidelma Barry Solicitor


Estate Planning

The trust and estate planning service provided by Fidelma Barry Solicitor ensures that an estate owner's intended beneficiaries receive their estate after their passing.

We have worked with beneficiaries, trustees and individuals in Kildare, Dublin, Laois and throughout Ireland, meaning we are well placed to offer sound legal advice to you.

All estate planning is suited to your exact requirements. Our probate lawyer will advise clients on potential tax implications and come up with an asset protection strategy designed to save you and your family both money and stress.

Our probate lawyer will also ensure all taxes are paid and the minimum amount of time is spent in probate court.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How Long Does It Take To Complete Probate?

    Six to eight months is the typical timeline for a straightforward probate. Times will vary depending on the number, location and variety of assets in the estate. More complicated estates can take considerably longer.

  • What is the difference between Probate and Administration of an Estate?

    Probate is the legal process that takes place after a death where the deceased had a Will. It involves proving in court that the deceased’s Will is valid, which is usually a very routine matter. If there is no Will, then this process is called Administration of Estate. Family members of the deceased will generally request a grant of Administration to prevent the assets being distributed in accordance with the Succession Act, 1965.

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