The probate process is an essential step in validating the legality of a will, identifying an executor or administrator, and ensuring that the estate of the deceased is distributed correctly according to their wishes.
At Gibson & Associates, our probate attorneys are experts in all aspects of Irish probate law, and can make sure that your case is dealt with in the best possible way. Here is how we do things:
1. Meet to discuss your situation
We will meet with you to discuss the steps involved in administering an estate and review the will. If no will exists, we will need to discuss the relevant rights and obligations under the Succession Act
2. Prepare the Inland Revenue Affidavit
Once the death certificate has been obtained, we’ll prepare the Inland Revenue Affidavit, which sets outs the deceased’s assets and liabilities and lists the beneficiaries
3. Lodge papers with the Central Probate Office or District Probate Registry
When all of the documents have been signed, we will lodge them with either the Central Probate Office in Dublin or the local District Probate Registry, dealing with any queries to make sure the grant of probate is issued on time
4. Organise the collection of assets
Once the grant has been issued, we will help you collect the assets of the estate – including any money held in bank accounts, pension payments, etc. – as well as obtaining title documents for any property that was owned by the deceased
5. Distribution of assets and payment of liabilities
We will make sure the debts of the estate and any bequests under a will are paid. The beneficiaries will be announced and paid at this stage, and any land or buildings are transferred to the relevant beneficiaries
6. Prepare the accounts and costs
Finally, we will prepare the estate accounts to show how the assets and liabilities of the deceased were handled
Our team will keep you informed at every stage, making it as simple as possible, even when dealing with a complex probate process. We understand how distressing these circumstances can be following the death of a loved one, and will provide compassionate legal support and advice.
Having worked with a wide variety of individuals and organisations from across Ireland, the EU and overseas, we have all the experience and expertise we need to handle your case with the professionalism and efficiency that you deserve.