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Wills and Testament

Question- I was informed recently that I had been appointed Executor in the Estate of an aunt who died recently.  I was surprised as I had not been in regular contact with this aunt and I was never informed at any stage that she was going to appoint me as her Executor.  She left a […]

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Conveyancing and Remortgaging

Question- I am thinking of remortgaging as finally, after years of worry and negative equity, my house has increased substantially in value.  I have been tied in to an expensive mortgage for years but, I am now in a position to switch lender.  Needless to say however, I am somewhat apprehensive as I do not […]

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Wills and Testament

  Q. My father says that he is not going to make a will as everything will go anyway to his children equally.  Our Mother is dead some years now.  Is he right? A. Assuming that he only intends his children to inherit, then ultimately, in the absence of a will, the estate of any deceased […]

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Conveyancing and Remortgaging

  Q. We are a couple in our late 60’s and have one child. Our mortgage has been paid off on our family home.  At the moment, it would be worth about €400,000.00.  We would very much like to leave it to our daughter.  However, as it presently stands, she would probably have to sell […]

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Enduring Power of Attorney

  Q. CAN I MAKE A WILL DIRECTING WHO WILL LOOK AFTER ME IN THE EVENT THAT I  SHOULD GET ALZHEIMERS OR SUFFER FROM SOME FORM OF DEMENTIA?  A. The best solution to this concern is to prepare both a Will and an Enduring Power of Attorney (E.P.A.). These Enduring Powers of Attorney are not just […]

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Probate

  Q. My father died eight months ago.   My brother is the Executor in the estate.  He was and still is living in the house as he is separated.  Our mother is long since dead.  My father left the house to both of us equally.  The problem is that my brother seems in no hurry […]

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Succession Rights

  Q. I am 36 years of age and my father died some six months ago. He was our last surviving parent.  My brother is the Executor of the Will and I was very surprised to hear, and subsequently see in the copy Will provided to me, that my father only gave me a relatively […]

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