WILLS, PROBATE & ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATES

 


WHY MAKE A WILL?

 A will allows you to decide how your assets should be distributed after your death. It allows you to provide for loved ones and family members. It is vital for parents of minor children that they prepare a will appointing trustees and guardians who will take care of the children and your estate in the event of your death. A will allows you to choose who is to manage your legal affairs on your death. One of the most important reasons for making a will is to minimize the tax that has to be paid by your beneficiaries.


WHO SHOULD MAKE A WILL?

Generally, we advise all of our clients to make a will, but in the following circumstances, it is very important:-
  • If you get married (marriage automatically revokes an existing will)
  • If you have young children
  • If your marital status changes for any reason (Divorce, Judicial Separation, Separation
  • If you own property or any other significant asset.
  • If you are in a long term relationship but have not married.

PROBATE & ADMINSTRATION OF ESTATES

We provide advice on the legal process in which an estate is transferred or distributed after a person's death in accordance with the terms of the will or pursuant to the rules for distribution on intestacy set down by the Succession Act 1965.

We will advise you on the legal issues that relate to the administration, management and distribution of the estate and on any taxation issues that may arise.

Often, it is a close relative of the deceased that has responsibility for dealing with the deceased person's affairs. Mary McGregor will guide you through the process in a compassionate and sensitive manner.  

If you are the executor of a will or the next of kin, and do not know where to begin, please call us and we will talk you through the process in confidence.