Probate is the formal process an executor goes through when dealing with the affairs of a deceased person. We understand that this can be a very emotional and stressful time for family and Tormeys will endeavour to do our best to make the process as seamless and stress free as possible. We have a dedicated Probate team who are committed to ensuring that you are provided with support and advice at this difficult time. Our team have years of experience dealing with Probate matters and we aim to provide our clients with knowledge and with clear, concise advice in relation to the legal and administrative obligations that may arise during this process.
The Probate process generally involves the following:
- Taking instructions from executors and collecting all relevant information in relation to the deceased and the estate, such as assets, liabilities, expenses and all information relating to beneficiaries;
- Preparation and drafting of papers required to extract the Grant of Probate;
- Preparing the Statement of Affairs through the Revenue portal
- Consultation with executors to facilitate the execution of the necessary documentation for submission to the Probate office;
- Once the Grant issues from the Probate Office, all assets will be collected and outstanding expenses will be paid;
- The estate will then be distributed in accordance with the testator’s wishes if there is a valid will in existence. If not, the estate will be distributed in accordance with the rules of intestacy.