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Probate Made Simple

Probate Made Simple

What is Probate? Do I Need It?

Probate carried out efficiently is a promise kept to a loved one.

John Griffin

Probate Timeline

Probate Made Simple

At Griffin Solicitors we break down the Probate process into smaller parts, set time limits for each part and work from appointment to appointment in order to ensure that Probate is completed as soon as possible.

Probate involves proving the deceased’s will, identifying and collating their assets, submitting returns to the Revenue Commissioners, collecting and distributing these assets to the beneficiaries, and producing estate accounts.

Obtaining a Grant of Probate involves the following steps:

  1. Locating the will and identifying the executors.
  2. Identifying all the assets and debts in the estate. This can be a difficult task when the deceased invested in many areas or invested online with passwords and not paper left a paper trail.
  3. Filling out a return to Revenue, preparing an Oath for the executor(s) and lodging these documents with the Probate Office
  4. Dealing with any query raised by the Probate Office.
  5. Issuing the Grant of Probate from the Probate Office.
  6. Gathering in the assets of the deceased, including selling property where required.
  7. Obtaining written confirmation from the Department of Social Welfare and HSE that they do not have any claim over the estate for non contributory old age payment or under the Fair Deal scheme.
  8. Dealing with taxation issues of non-resident beneficiaries.
  9. Preparation and finalisation of estate accounts.
  10. Distributing the assets of the estate.
  11. Payment of inheritance tax by beneficiaries.

As this is a sequential process a delay at any one step may distrupt the timeline of the whole process.  To find out more about the probate process click here.

Read more about real life inheritance stories here.

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Rossa B.
Rossa B.
23:30 01 Nov 21
Ethna and John supported my wife and I with our mortgage and wills recently and I couldn't recommend them highly enough.
Olga R.
Olga R.
09:42 28 May 21
After the loss of a loved one it can be very overwhelming, an then come all the legalities, probate etc, this is where... John an the team took all the stress an strain out of the process for us quickly an efficiently. We are extremely grateful to all the team at Griffin Solictors.read more
Ciaran B.
Ciaran B.
15:36 09 Apr 21
Very good to deal with on probate and wills. Would recommend
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