How top solicitor Cork can help you when making a will
While people are often reluctant to do so, the importance of making a will cannot be stressed enough.
A will is a legal document in which the person making the will expresses his or her wishes as to how their property and assets will be shared after their death.
As morbid as it may sound, it’s a provision that provides protection and security to family members. It enables you to put affairs in order that is in accordance with the needs of your loved ones.
An ‘executor’ (or executor) named in your will is usually responsible for carrying out your wishes.
As with all legal conditions, a legal expert, such as Cork solicitor Ronan Enright, will be there every step of the way to inform and guide you.
For every issue or query that arises, you can assure continuous support, expert knowledge, and best practice.
Solicitor Cork Ronan Enright has over 14 years of experience in wills and probate and there are many ways he can help.
He will outline the important questions to ask yourself before proceeding. Do these questions include what will happen if you pass away and is your family provides for?
Or who will after your children when you’re gone or will they have a secure financial future?
Then he will assist with a wide range of estate planning and services such as:
-Administration of estates
-Estate planning and capital tax advice
-Initial preparation and drafting of wills
-Powers of Attorney including wards of court and Enduring Powers of Attorney
-Legal right share entitlements of spouses
It’s important to remember that if you pass away without making a will, an administrator will pay any of your outstanding debts from your estate and your assets will be divided up among various relatives but this may not be a true reflection of what you want. In this case, you will have died ‘intestate.’
There is a set formula to the subsequent process but it is often more complicated and expensive than it would be with a valid will.
It is also vital to remember that a will can only be valid if it is made in writing, the person making the will is over 18 years old and the person has the capacity to make a will.
Meanwhile, the testator must sign or mark the will at the end of the document and do so in the presence of two witnesses who must also sign it. These witnesses do not receive anything in the will.
If you have any queries related to wills and probate, contact Co. Cork solicitor Ronan Enright at (021) 235 5443 or email email@example.com