We have extensive experience in advising bereaved families on how to process and deal effectively with the estates of their family members. We can help both with the drafting of a will or the administration involved in closing a person’s estate.

Making a will is vital if you want to make sure certain individuals are provided for after you are gone. And the only way to achieve this is with a well written legally binding document that will stand up to scrutiny.

Probate in Irish law is basically the system that has been established to legally deal with the financial and personal affairs of a deceased individual. It is required to engage a probate officer who can clarify that a person’s will is in order and that all relevant tax has been paid before any beneficiaries can receive their share of the estate.

The reason you may need legal representation during the probate process is that the probate officer in Ireland only deals with undisputed cases. Therefore if there is any sort of legal challenge by a third party or for example no will recorded, the estate may need to be resolved through the legal system.

We can also guide and advise our clients on all legal considerations that need to be taken in granting power of attorney or a ward of the court.

At Kelly Hoban we understand that this can be a emotionally difficult time for a families and for individuals involved in this process, that is why we do our utmost to make things as clear and as straightforward from the outset.

We firmly believe that great client care comes from understanding the needs of our clients and addressing them in a proactive and transparent way.