Probate and Estate Planning
O’Hanrahan Lally D’Alton LLP Solicitors have an experienced and skilful team to advise in relation to wills, probate and estate planning matters. We understand that great care must be taken in giving advice in this area.
Furthermore, we understand that this can be a very sad time for family and friends of loved ones who have died and that dealing with issues involving the assets and liabilities of the deceased’s estate can be upsetting and troublesome.
We ensure that our clients will receive the best possible service and advice whether we are drafting a Will, advising on estate planning, creating trusts or administrating Estates.
Probate and Estate Planning F.A.Q.
Probate is the official proving of a Will and is required when property has been bequeathed in a Will as Probate is needed to transfer that property.
Probate is also needed to release monies from financial institutions if they exceed a certain amount, usually in excess of €25,000.00.
The cost of Probate is dependent upon the value of the Estate and the amount of assets to be distributed. For example if there are a number of bank accounts and various shares to be disposed of and houses to be sold then the cost of that Probate would be more expensive than a Probate involving obtaining monies from one bank account only. It is advisable to obtain a quote from a Solicitor and when the Solicitor has an idea as to the assets in the Estate he/she can give an estimate of the charges. In this office we charge a flat fee based on the amount of work to be done depending on the amount of assets to be distributed.