Probate is a legal process that allows a person to deal with a deceased person’s assets e.g. property, money, life policies, credit union accounts, etc. in accordance with the wishes expressed by the deceased person in their Will.
The authority to do this is given in the form of a document from the Probate Office known as a “Grant of Representation” and also known as a “Grant of Probate”. A Grant of Probate is necessary if a person dies leaving property in his/her name to enable the property to be sold or transferred into the name of another person.
The same principle applies if the deceased person died leaving money in a bank or other financial institution or has life policies in his/her sole name. The bank or insurance company will not release the money to the Executor without a Grant of Probate.
The legal personal representative usually engages the services of a solicitor to carry out the process of extracting the Grant of Representation on their behalf.
At Becker Tansey & Co., Solicitors we look after all aspects of Probate (when a person dies having made a Will) and administration (when a person dies without a Will). It can be a difficult and sometimes complex time for you. You may be appointed Executor and you may need assistance with this.
We deal with the estate of the deceased person from your first visit to us, to distribution of the assets.
We prepare the documents for lodgement with the Probate Office and the Revenue Commissioners.
We obtain the Grant of Probate of Administration for you. We gather in the assets and distribute them in accordance with the terms of the Will, or in accordance with the Law if there is no Will.
When then account to you in full for the estate.
We are a long established firm with a dedicated team of Solicitors and supporting staff, together we hold over 30 years of experience in Clondalkin. We provide a high quality service at a competitive price. Every matter is dealt with by an experienced Solicitor.