Spouses’ and Children’s Rights under the Succession Act, 1965

The Succession Act, 1965 protects surviving spouses of deceased persons by affording considerable protection as the Act restricts the right of the testator to leave his/her property to whoever he/she wishes. Spouses’ Rights under the Succession Act, 1965 Section 111 of the Succession Act, 1965 states: 111.—(1) If the testator leaves a spouse and no children, the spouse shall […]

What Happens When You Don’t Make a Will? Intestacy Simplified

When a person dies having failed to make a will, he/she is said to have died intestate. This means that his estate will be distributed in accordance with the Succession Act, 1965, part VI (sections 67-75). This sets out the rules for distribution on intestacy, the shares of surviving spouses and issue, the shares of parents, brothers, […]

How to Create a Will Trust in Ireland

  What appears to be one of the most boring topics imaginable has been the subject of closer scrutiny by those looking to put assets beyond the reach of creditors. If you have significant debt problems and are looking to put assets out of reach of creditors, a trust can be useful. But it is […]

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