Category Archives: FAMILY LAW

Settlements & Trusts

A Settlement is an arrangement in which property or assets are transferred (or settled) to a Trusted individual (the Trustee) for the purpose of managing and safeguarding them on behalf of another person or group of people (the Beneficiaries). This legal relationship, known as a Trust, ensures that the assets are handled in accordance with […]

Making a Will

Making a will refers to the process of outlining, in writing, how you want your assets dealt with and distributed after your death. A Will is an important document that can help minimise legal disputes and ensure that your wishes are carried out. Your Will should be created with the help of a professional , […]

Life Interest Trusts

Life interest trusts, sometimes referred to as occupation interest trusts or vesting trusts, are legal arrangements under which a trustee holds an asset, such as property or investments, on behalf of a beneficiary, but subject to certain restrictions or conditions. These conditions typically specify when the beneficiary will gain access to the asset, such as […]

“Do Not Resuscitate” (DNR)

“Do Not Resuscitate” (DNR) is a term that refers to a person’s choice not to be resuscitated if their heart stops or they stop breathing. It is most commonly arises in a medical setting and is often included in advance directives or other medical documents. A properly made DNR order can help ensure that a […]

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, […]

Executor

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

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. This is different and distinct from a standard Power of Attorney. Contact us to book a consultation to […]