Wills & Probate

The area of Wills and Probate is extremely complex, and our clients come to us for guidance on how to provide properly for their loved ones after they die. We help them to draw up Wills based on their personal circumstances, for example, marital status or ownership of a business.

At Michael A. O’Brien & Co. Solicitors we understand the importance of confidentiality and sensitivity in dealing with these matters. We have considerable experience in the following areas:

  • Advising and drafting of Wills
  • Probate and Administration of Estates
  • Advising of Succession Rights and Disputes over succession
  • Enduring Powers such as Powers of Attorney and Wardships
  • Dealing with litigation arising from disputes relating to succession.

The provisions in the Wills we draw up include:

  • Trusteeship and Testamentary Guardianship of young children.
  • Discretionary and other Trusts depending on the needs of a family, for example where there is a disabled child.
  • Protection of business and other interests.
  • Personal wishes and directions which can be left with the Will but remain private.

We will also draw up documentation that enables farmers to transfer their land to their children while they are still living.

Succession Rights

Unfortunately, Wills can sometimes cause disputes among family members. While one of our primary aims is to avoid such disputes in the first place, we help our clients reach a satisfactory resolution to such disputes, if they arise. We inform clients about the succession rights that apply in each case and represent our clients in litigation that arises from succession disputes. We will fight for our clients’ interests in a fair and open manner and help them obtain a viable settlement.

Managing Probate

We advise people on the tax considerations involved in making a Will, so that their Will is as generous as possible to those left behind. We will manage the probate process and deal with all the paperwork connected with the estate. We ensure that Wills are as efficiently executed as possible, to lessen the stress on the client’s spouse, siblings and offspring. The Wills we draw up will reassure our clients that their families won’t have any worries about being provided for.

Would you like to make sure your loved ones are taken care of? Contact us now for a Wills and Probate consultation.