Family Law in Ireland
Irish Probate Law
Can I take care of the administration of the estate myself?
The simple answer is yes. However, Probate may, at first blush, appear very simple and straight forward, but there are many pitfalls for the unwary - so, be careful. Unless you are very certain of your ability, it is more prudent to retain the services of a solicitor to assist you. Remember, when assets are being passed, there may be tax issues involved.
What are some of the Taxes I need to look out for?
Capital Acquisitions Tax (CAT)
Capital Gains Tax (CGT)
Tax rules can be quite complicated. If you are acting as a Personal Representative, you may be primarily liable for certain taxes – so beware! You should seek financial advice on all possible tax implications which may arise as a result of any gift or inheritance.
Why should I employ a Solicitor?
Simply put, ease of mind, in the knowledge that the probate is handled correctly and the Testator's wishes are carried out as expressed in the will.
Because of the nature of Probate law and administering an estate in Ireland, together with possible tax ramifications for you and/or the beneficiaries, we believe you should have the assistance of a Solicitor. However, if you wish to administer the estate yourself then we strongly suggest that you gather as much information as possible before you start. To that end, we suggest that you log on to the following:
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