Maps attached to Wills and the Surviving Spouse

21 December 2023

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Practitioners may be aware that where there is a map attached to a will, there is a particular procedure to deal with that. For more information check out the article on this issue in our previous blog (see the link below).

There is one modification to this. That is where the entire estate or where the residue incorporating the property is left to the surviving spouse. In those cases, one does need to make an application to the rules office to admit the map to proof. One simply applies for probate in the normal course, proving the will and the attached map.

It may be worthwhile pointing out to the probate office that as the surviving spouse is inheriting the property the subject of the map that in that case there is no need to have the map admitted to proof.

Hope this helps and remember if you have any probate, will drafting or capacity issues, please do not hesitate to reach out through the website or email me at ckelly@hcalaw.ie. Colm Kelly

Here is the link to the article about proving wills with maps attached

https://theprobatehub.ie/2020/08/14/maps-attached-to-wills/