Archive for May 2021

The impact of executors dying or renouncing

This is a quick reminder. When an executor renounces, it is treated as if that executor has died. You are normally taking out an will annexed application. The normal title in these cases is that it is the residuary beneficiary who is taking out a grant. But remember, there may be other executors. So say…

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The impact of joint assets on the Legal Right Share

Just a quick reminder…… The legal right share of the spouse is calculated on the net estate. The net estate is the gross estate taking away costs, liabilities and expenses. Its important to remember that joint assets do not form part of the gross estate. So even if a spouse has obtained the family home…

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Difficulty in uploading wills to the SA2

Are your affairs in order? It’s the question we probate and will drafting lawyers like to ask clients. However, one affair that we have to get used to is the Statement of Affairs. I had a good chat with Mark Bradshaw of the Revenue during the week, who appears to be the main guy for…

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Sealed and Certified Grants – Common Errors

In my continuing series on items that can delay probate, the probate office have indicated to me that one area that practitioners trip up on, is the sealed and certified grants of foreign jurisdictions. If a person dies abroad and the foreign will has been proved in another jurisdiction, then the application in Ireland is…

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