Wills & Probate

We offer a caring and sensitive Probate service where we will take all the stress and worry away from you. We have many years’ experience administering small estates to larger complex estates. We can obtain the Grant of Probate quickly and efficiently from the Probate office. We can also advise in relation to taxation issues which may arise and make the complexity of extracting a Grant of Probate simple and stress free.

Our approach is sensitive and prompt and we fully appreciate the concerns of our clients.

It is estimated that 33% of people die in Ireland without having made a will. This can often cause hardship for those left behind and can cause long delays in sorting out the deceased’s affairs. Most people intend to make a will but just never get around to it. Now is your chance!

NJD offers expertise on the following:

Enduring Power of Attorney

There are two types of Power of Attorney under Irish Law.
1. A General Power of Attorney which ceases as soon as an individual (the donor) becomes incapacitated.
2. An Enduring Power of Attorney which takes effect on the incapacity of the individual (donor).

Both may only be made when a donor has mental capacity.

An Enduring Power of Attorney may allow the Attorney to take a wide range of actions on the donor’s behalf in relation to property, business, financial and personal affairs. The donor’s mental capacity will require assessment by a medical doctor. Personal care decisions about where the donor will live, who he or she may see, and rehabilitation may also be made. Notice of the making of the power must be given to two close relatives. An Enduring Power of Attorney can only come into force when it is registered in the High Court.

NJ Downes Solicitors