Mark Collins, David Collins and Tom Collins advise clients on all aspects of probate applications and probate disputes. Conveniently located in the centre of Terenure village, we are happy to arrange consultations to discuss any probate queries.
When someone dies having made a will, it is important that the affairs and wishes of the deceased person are attended to in an efficient, speedy and sensitive manner. The person, or persons, named as executor(s) will be responsible for carrying out the terms of the will. Firstly, the executor(s) must prove the will with the Irish Probate office by bringing an application for a grant of probate. In order to bring an application to the probate office, an executor(s) or the solicitor needs to:
- Inform the beneficiaries of their gift, request their PPS number and history of previous gifts;
- Complete form on Charities Regulator website in respect of any charitable gifts;
- Gather and collate all the necessary information;
- Contact any financial institutions to ascertain the date of death balances;
- Ensure assets are properly protected;
- Liaise with funeral director for funeral expenses;
- Ensure all debts of the deceased are known;
- Confirm any bills outstanding.
At Tom Collins & Company Solicitors LLP, we provide a personal service at each step of the process and advise executors on their obligations and responsibilities throughout. If you have recently been appointed executor and require advice, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
The current processing time for an application to the Probate Office is approximately 14 weeks.*
- We provide a full suite of legal services to executors, administrators, and beneficiaries. If you would like to discuss any aspect of a deceased’s estate, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 01 4900121 or alternatively email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
- *Processing times for applications may be longer depending on queries raised by the probate office on the application papers submitted.