Wills, Probate & Powers of Attorney.

At Cumiskey Solicitors, we can help you with planning your estate, drafting a will, extracting a grant of Probate or drafting Enduring Powers of Attorney. Our goal is to ensure that that the process is as straightforward, stress-free and efficient as possible. Please contact us and we will listen carefully to you to ensure we deliver exceptional service and exceed your expectations.  

To make a will, EPA or to ask us about a probate situation, please click the button below and tell us your contact details so we can take your full instructions.

Drafting a Will.

At Cumiskey Solicitors we are experienced in drafting wills. Our goal is to ensure that that the process is as straightforward, stress-free and efficient as possible. If your estate is straightforward and you don't have assets such as shares or foreign property, we can proceed to draft a Will for your approval.

We charge €200 incl. VAT to draft a simple will. If your estate is more complex and requires us to consider estate planning, trusts, multiple legacies and tax implications for your beneficiaries, we will need to take further instructions and more work will be involved. If this is the case, we will send you an estimate of expected fees which will be based on our hourly rates. Please contact us to arrange a consultation.

 

Grants of Probate.

Probate is the legal process by which a person gains the authority to deal with a deceased person's estate. Dealing with the the difficult circumstances when somebody passes away is stressful and emotionally exhausting. At Cumiskey Solicitors we offer a professional Probate service. Whether the deceased left a will or not, we can help you to make the process as straightforward as possible, to ensure that person’s estate is administered efficiently. Please contact us for a consultation.

 

Powers of Attorney & Wardship.

If a person becomes mentally incapacitated due to illness or disability, their assets and property are usually frozen and can't be accessed unless someone has power of attorney to deal with them.

An Enduring Power of Attorney (EPA) allows a person (the Donor) to set up a legal device when they are in good mental health, to allow a specially appointed person (the Attorney) to take actions on the donor's behalf, to make "personal care decisions" and / or financial and property decisions, once they are no longer mentally capable of making decisions themselves.

We charge €600 plus VAT to create an Enduring Power of Attorney. We charge separately for registering an existing EPA with the Registrar of the Wards of Court.

If a person doesn't have an EPA and they are no longer capable of managing their affairs, an application can be made to the courts for that person to become a Ward of Court. The Court then has to make a decision as to whether they are capable of managing their own property and if so a Committee is appointed to control the assets on the Ward's behalf.

Please contact us at Cumiskey Solicitors to make an appointment to discuss.


 

Probate Disputes & Litigation.

Disputes can arise in connection with wills or Grants of Probate, and unfortunately these can  lead to claims against the estate. For example, if a child or a spouse has not been included in a will, if a will has not been properly executed, if an Executor in an estate is not progressing the Probate application, or if there is a claim of fraud, these situations can result in cases coming before the courts.  At Cumiskey Solicitors we have the experience to either bring these cases,  or to defend them for you. Please contact us to arrange a consultation.