Practice Areas

Wills, Trusts and Estates

Our lawyers have many years experience in the drafting of Wills and Trusts. Indeed our Wills and Trust expert is a member of STEP (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners – the professional body for trust and estate practitioners worldwide). Given the ever increasing inheritance tax rates and reducing tax free thresholds advance planning and careful crafting of Wills and Trusts is a must to avoid legal and tax problems in later years.  At Dermot G.O Donovan Solicitors we have the expertise to guide you through your wishes and advise you of the potential tax liabilities for your beneficiaries. We can advise you on re-drafting of your Will or Trust in an effort to reduce or indeed avoid future tax liabilities.

We deal with all aspects of the Administration of a deceased's estate necessary to obtain a Grant of Representation, dealing with all taxes arising both pre and post death and when all assets are collected in we finally attend to the distribution of the estate and any necessary property transfers.

We advise persons who are unsure of the entitlements following the death of a loved one, particularly civil partners and co-habitants in light of recent legislation.

We advise Executors/Legal Representative or indeed beneficiaries in relation to disputes that occur during the administration of a n estate for example a child claiming they are not properly provided for under a parents Will or a will being challenged due to the incapacity of the deceased to make a Will.

We provide advice and legal services to private clients across a wide range of matters including:

  • Drafting Wills
  • Creating Trusts
  • Inheritance tax planning
  • Enduring powers of attorney
  • Extracting Grants of Probate and Administration
  • Disputes in relation to Wills
  • Family arrangements

We also work closely with other professionals to provide a fully integrated commercial service which best suits the needs of our clients.

For further information contact: smartin@dgod.ie