WILLS AND INHERITANCE
Mark Irvine OR Anne Doogan
WILLS We can advise you as to the issues to be considered when you are making a Will. By making a Will you can decide how your money, property and possessions are dealt with on your death. If you do not have a valid Will in place on your death, the law decides to whom your estate will be distributed and this may not be in keeping with your wishes. By making a Will, you may also be able to reduce the amount of inheritance tax payable on the value of your estate. A Will is particularly important if you and your partner are not married or if you have young children for whom you should appoint a legal guardian. We can also provide advice in relation protecting your assets and the potential risks and benefits of giving away assets in your lifetime.
INHERITANCE We can provide the expertise to guide you through the process of dealing with the deceased person’s estate including establishing whether a valid Will exists, determining the value of all assets in the estate, dealing with any Inheritance Tax issues arising and collecting in and distributing the estate either in accordance with the deceased person’s Will or, in the absence of a Will, in accordance with the laws of intestacy.
DISPUTES REGARDING WILLS We can also assist you in the event of a dispute arising in relation to the administration of a deceased person’s estate where matters such as the deceased’s capacity to make a Will, undue influence, interpreting the terms of the deceased’s Will and the value of the deceased’s assets are at issue.