Probate, Powers of Attorney, Family Law
Wills, Probate and Estate Planning
We provide expertise in all aspects of will drafting, probate practice and estate administration and it forms one of our core areas of practice at Flynn Solicitors.
It is very easy to put making a Will on the long finger and often people find it a difficult thing to do. However, by making a Will, you get to decide how your assets are distributed when you die. A properly drafted and correctly executed Will can make matters much easier for loved ones left behind and can limit the scope for potential arguments after your death.
In the unfortunate event of a loved one passing, we can provide assistance in relation to the administration of their estate and guide you through the process of probate practice in Ireland.
We also provide individual tailored advice in relation to trusts and estate planning so as to minimise the tax exposure to your estate and beneficiaries when you die.
We can provide legal services in the following areas;
- Will Drafting and Will Reviews
- Creating Will Trusts
- Transfer of Family Businesses including farms
- Deeds of Family Arrangement
- Administration of Estates including extracting Grants of Probate and Letters of Administration
- Administration of Trusts
- Tax Planning and Advice
- Non-Contentious and Contentious* Probate Litigation
Going through a family law dispute is extremely personal, sensitive and often distressing for a client. Moreover, recent developments in legislation at both a domestic and European level have increased the complexities involved in many family law cases and as such, legal representation can be vital.
The breakdown of a relationship can have consequences of both a financial and legal nature, often involving various other areas of law such as Succession Law and Property Law.
We provide an efficient legal service in dealing with family law matters. It is our practice to conduct family law cases in a professional and non-confrontational manner to achieve the best result for our client.
We act in all areas of Family Law Litigation* including;
- Separation Agreements
- Judicial Separation
- Dissolution of Civil Partnerships
- Maintenance Agreements/Orders
- Applications for Financial Reliefs including Property and Pension Adjustment Orders
- Access Agreements/Orders
- Guardianship Applications
- Custody Application
Powers of Attorney and EPAS
Losing one’s mental capabilities can mean a loss of independence, power and control over day to day affairs. Loss of capacity often renders a person incapable of dealing with their financial affairs, property and personal care decisions. By executing an Enduring Power of Attorney (EPA) prior to developing any mental incapacity, you can appoint Attorneys whom you trust to act on your behalf, should you ever become mentally incapable of looking after your interests.
An EPA allows you decide the level of control your Attorney/Attorneys will have in relation to your affairs, for example, you can decide if the EPA will apply to personal care decisions in addition to your financial affairs. You can also impose reasonable restrictions on the Attorneys’ powers should you so choose.
A Power of Attorney, on the other hand, is a deed by which one person, the Donor, appoints another person, the Attorney, to act in the Donor’s place. This document can allow the Attorney to act generally or alternatively for a specific purpose or transaction. It is often executed for convenience purposes where a person lives abroad or is otherwise unable to manage a transaction directly.
Please do not hesitate to make an appointment should you wish to execute an EPA or Power of Attorney. We will be happy to explain the procedure and provide you with an estimate of the costs involved.
*In contentious business a solicitor may not calculate fees or other charges as a percentage or proportion of any award or settlement.