Choosing attorneys for your Enduring Power of Attorney

Everyone should have an enduring power of attorney, along with a will and in setting this up you will need to appoint people to act as your attorney to look after your affairs if you become unable to. You need to consider very carefully who you will choose to be your attorney, as they will be responsible for following [...]

Paying a deceased relative’s debts

When a person dies someone needs to sort out their affairs.  Very often responsibility for doing this falls on the person’s relatives, either because they have been named as an executor in the will or because they have been given permission from the Probate Registry where no will exists. Paying for the funeral and settling any debts owed will [...]

Quick guide to applying for probate

How to apply for a grant of probate If someone you know has died and you have been asked to deal with their affairs, you need to be able to prove that you have the legal right to do this.  Otherwise, you will run into difficulties when trying to access their bank accounts or sell their property and [...]

Tackling persistently noisy neighbours

Noisy neighbours – when New Year’s Eve party noise levels go too far. New Years Eve may be a joyful time of the year, but things may be less joyful if your festive cheer-filled neighbours are partying throughout the holiday season and beyond and disturbing your peace. Cathal Murray Solicitor, of James McNulty & Co Solicitors, outlines your [...]

Wills and Probate

Wills and Probate Why appointing a guardian for your children brings peace of mind The possibility of both you and your partner dying while your children are still under 18 verges on the unthinkable but, however unlikely this situation might seem, it is important that you make provision for it in your will. Unless you have given specific instructions, children [...]

Claiming your rightful inheritance

Claiming your rightful inheritance If a loved one, or someone you were financially dependent on, has died and either left you out of their will entirely or failed to make adequate financial provision for you, then it may be possible for you to get the terms of the will varied so that appropriate provision is made. This may also [...]