Category Archives: FAMILY LAW

Understanding the Succession Act 1965 and Your Inheritance Rights

An intestacy situation arises where a deceased person has not made a will or where they’ve made a will and for whatever reason, it’s proved to be invalid. So those circumstances, the Succession Act 1965, and the rules of the Superior Court set out who is entitled to what and persons who are entitled to […]

Inheritance Tax

Inheritance tax is a tax paid by a person who inherits money or property from a person who has died. In Ireland, it’s a type of Capital Acquisitions Tax (CAT) as opposed to the UK, where the estate of the deceased is liable for the tax. An estate tax is a levy on an estate, […]


An executor is the person named in a will, as nominated by the testator, who will carry out the instructions of the will. The executor is responsible for distributing assets of the deceased’s estate as soon as possible. These assets must be preserved and given to the entitled beneficiary as instructed by the will. Not […]

Enduring power of attorney

This is different and distinct from a standard Power of Attorney. An Enduring Power of Attorney is a document which nominates an individual or individuals to make decisions on behalf of the donor in the event that they lose capacity and are unable to do so for themselves.


If you die with assets and have not made a valid Will, the Succession Act sets out who is entitled to inherit these assets. Take control, make a Will and ensure your assets go where you intend. Contact us to book a consultation for legal assistance on drawing up a will that works for you. […]

Succession planning

In a legal context, Succession planning is the process and strategy of designing a system by which assets and wealth are transferred from one generation to the next, as efficiently and effectively as possible, given all of the circumstances of the client’s particular situation. This might include, business assets, personal assets being passed to children […]

Enduring Power of Attorney – Commonly Asked Questions

Enduring Power of Attorney – Commonly Asked Questions

What is an Enduring Power of Attorney? An Enduring Power of Attorney is a legal document that allows you to appoint a specific individual or individuals to look after your personal, medical, and financial affairs in the event that you lose your mental capacity at some point in the future. Is an Enduring Power of […]

Advanced Healthcare Directive aka Living Will

A written statement about the type and extent of medical or surgical treatment you want in the future, on the assumption that you will not be able to make that decision at the relevant time. The Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015 provides a legal framework for Advanced Healthcare Directives in Ireland, but has not yet […]