Wills, Trust & Probate Solicitors
Making a will is an essential step in making sure your family’s needs will be met after you die. However, the will writing process can sometimes be complex, and any mistakes made can often lead to legal complications in executing your last will and testament.
The expert will solicitors at Gibson & Associates LLP are here to provide the legal advice you need to create a will that properly reflects your intentions. With our guidance, this process can be simple and straightforward, ensuring your estate is divided exactly how you want it to be.
We understand that writing a will can sometimes be difficult and emotional, which is why we will always take the time to understand your wishes and needs, giving you peace of mind that your will reflects your intentions and avoids any potential future disputes.
No matter where in Ireland you are based, Gibson & Associates LLP are here to help. Contact our will solicitors today on +353 (0)1 264 5555 or complete our Online Enquiry and we’ll be delighted to help you.
We are very experienced in providing advice and guidance on the following areas of wills, trusts and probate:
- Writing a will
- Contesting a will
- Appointing a Lasting Power of Attorney
- Planning for tax
- Creating lifetime disposals
- Setting up trusts
- Administering an estateProtecting assets
At Gibson & Associates LLP, our qualified solicitors are here to assist you with all aspects of the will writing process, offering personally tailored and compassionate guidance at every stage.
We will ensure your will is legally sound and fully reflects your wishes, including:
- Allocating your assets to their intended beneficiaries, even in complex circumstances – for example, if you have children with a previous partner, hold assets overseas or run a business that you wish to be included in your estate
- Helping you to nominate suitable executors of your will to carry out your wishes after you die
- Appointing legal guardians for children under the age of 18
- Making gifts to charities or other organisations
- Minimising what you might owe in inheritance tax
- Amending wills to reflect changes in your circumstances, including marriage, divorce or the birth of additional children or grandchildren
We understand that everyone’s circumstances are unique, which is why we take a tailored approach to each case to make sure we have met your specific needs.
Our team has worked with private individuals, trustees and beneficiaries, commercial entities, and chartered organisations across Ireland, the EU and overseas, and will always work to achieve the best possible outcome for you.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the purpose of making a will?
Making a will can provide numerous legal protections that will ensure your personal affairs are properly taken care of after you die. This includes:
- Ensuring that your estate is managed by people you trust to respect your wishes
- Providing financial support and certainty for your family, including covering costs and arrangements for your funeral
- Looking after the needs of unmarried partners or former spouses who would not otherwise be automatically covered
- Guaranteeing that any children left behind will have a secure future and guardianship, avoiding potential family disputes
- Making sure that your estate does not pass into the ownership of the government against your will
What happens if I die without making a will?
Dying intestate – without a will – means that your estate will be administered in accordance with intestacy rules after you die, giving your family relatively little control. This could result in a number of undesired outcomes:
- Your assets will automatically pass to your closest relatives, with loved ones who are not directly related to you – including stepchildren, unmarried partners and close friends – missing out
- You will be unable to bequeath any assets to organisations or favoured charities
- If you are married but not divorced, your estranged partner will have control over your estate
- You will have no say over who will look after any of your children after you die
If no next of kin can be identified, your entire estate could be claimed by the state