A Will is a legal document in which a person known as the Testator dictates what is to happen to their assets on their death.  A Will can also be used to appoint legal and testamentary guardians for minor children and can be used to create a Trust for the benefit of minor children or vulnerable adults and those not capable of managing their own affairs.

By making a Will a person can control, through the Will, how his or her property is to be distributed among beneficiaries named in the Will. The person appoints an Executor (or Executors) in the Will who will carry out the person’s intentions and ensure that the various beneficiaries receive what is given to them in the person’s Will.

A person who dies without having made a valid Will has no control over how his or her assets are distributed on death. Instead, the Rules of Intestacy which are set out in the Succession Act 1965 dictate to whom the assets should pass.  

To ensure that a person's wishes and intentions are accurately reflected in their Will it is extremely important that expert advice is sought from their solicitor when drawing up their Will. This advice will include receiving up to date advice in relation to any taxation issues which may arise.  A Will speaks from death. This means that a person is free to make a new Will, or indeed any number of subsequent Wills, up to the date of their death. This ensures that the last validly made Will properly reflects a person’s wishes as to whom they want to inherit their assets on their death.

To make an appointment to discuss your Will call Samantha on (01) 4554723.



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