Many people think a will is only required later in life. The fact is, everyone – young and old – should have a current up to date will, principally when you start a family, buy a home or suffer the loss of a loved one. Reviewing your will at least every three years (as recommended by the Law Society of Ireland) will enable your solicitor to amend your will, if necessary, to include any relevant changes in your life circumstances.
In the case of a death in the family, it is important you choose an experienced, professional and empathetic solicitor to administer the estate at such a difficult and emotional time.
Drafting your will in the most tax efficient way possible will ensure your loved ones are properly looked after. By carefully considering this, you can avoid unnecessary tax liabilities and the assets in your estate, that you have worked hard to build up during your life, can pass to the next generation.
Johanna prides herself on guiding families through this sensitive process. She also advises on Enduring Powers of Attorney which allows family members to look after and control assets in the event that your mental capacity becomes impaired.