Wills, Probate and Trusts

There are many ways you can plan for the future, be it making a will, inheritance tax planning, creating a trust or creating a power of attorney. It can be daunting but if these matters are not attended to by you it could cause problems for your family in the future. This is why it is important that you plan ahead and this is where HOMS Assist can help.

HOMS Assist’s team of wills, probate and trusts solicitors in Dublin, Limerick and Cork can support you in every legal aspect of planning for your future and in assisting you if a loved has died or has lost their mental capacity. We have a dedicated highly qualified and experienced private client team specialising in wills, probate, trusts, powers of attorney, inheritance tax planning and contentious probate matters such as contesting wills and inheritance disputes. Our specialist wills and probate solicitors offer practical and expert advice tailored to your individual circumstances.

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Advice on Wills, Trusts and Probate

Our wills and probate solicitors have the professional knowledge and experience to help you in an efficient, personal and cost-effective manner. We take an individual approach to your matter to ensure you receive a service that is completely tailored to your needs.

HOMS Assist have a team of wills and probate solicitors in Dublin, Limerick and Cork with years of experience in estate planning, offering unrivalled knowledge and experience in this area. All our wills and probate solicitors are specialists in this area and are members of the renowned Society of Trusts and Estate Practitioners (STEP) a worldwide organisation of experts advising in the field of wills, trusts and probate.

For advice, guidance and support contact one of our will solicitors now. We will listen to your problem, advise you of the next steps and approach your case with sensitivity and care. Contact us today.

Making a will

Enduring Powers of Attorney

An enduring power of attorney is a written legal document that allows a person (the donor) to choose someone to act on their behalf in the future in the event that they become mentally incapacitated. An enduring power of attorney only operates when the person is incapable of making their own decisions and has been registered. The document will lie dormant until that point in the future. Up until then they are free to make all their own decisions.

HOMS Assist are members of Solicitors for the Elderly Ireland, which is a focus group within the legal profession concerned with improving the availability and delivery of specialist legal advice tailored to older and vulnerable people, their families and carers. Our approach is sympathetic, attentive and patient.

Enduring powers of attorney

Discretionary Trust

A discretionary trust is a trust where trustees have a wide discretion to apply income and capital for the benefit of certain beneficiaries. The trustees decide when, how and to whom the trust fund is allocated to from the pool of beneficiaries within the trust. A beneficiary of the trust does not have an automatic right to receive anything from the trust, if and until the trustees exercise a discretion in their favour. In addition a discretionary trust can exist for tax purposes where trustees accumulate income and do not distribute that income. A discretionary trust can be created during a person’s lifetime or they can be created by will taking effect after a person’s death.

Discretionary trusts

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Whilst no one enjoys discussing the topic, in these totally unpredictable times, everyone who has a house, or a pension, or life insurance policy, or a bank/credit union account, financial investments etc. should have a Will to deal with his or her Estate

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