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Finding Beneficiaries and Next-of-Kin

How to locate missing next-of-kin during the probate process Dealing with a beneficiary who is named on a will but is now missing can be an awkward and time consuming situation for legal practitioners. Similarly, dealing with an intestate case where a family tree may need to be researched and verified to ensure correct distribution [...]

By |2020-12-17T13:24:13+00:00December 17th, 2020|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Administration of assets – overcoming difficulties faced by practitioners

After a person has made a will, circumstances can change which may affect how a person’s assets and legacy can be distributed to their stated beneficiaries. As it falls to the legal practitioner administering the estate to resolve these issues, we spoke to Declan Whittle, barrister-at-law and an expert in probate and succession law in [...]

By |2020-12-10T18:12:09+00:00December 10th, 2020|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Drafting a Will – 21 Tips for Probate Solicitors

In one of our most recent webinars we spoke to Richard Hammond SC from Hammond Good Solicitors about will writing for solicitors and it’s proved one of our most popular lectures. Many solicitors have since been in touch to say they found the webinar particularly useful. To watch the webinar visit our webinar page and [...]

By |2020-12-03T17:27:00+00:00December 3rd, 2020|Uncategorised|0 Comments

24 tips on using the new SA2 Form (Statement of Affairs) as recommended by Revenue

In a year that saw many changes for businesses in 2020, probate solicitors in Ireland faced one of the biggest changes to affect the process of applying for probate; the introduction of the SA2 form to replace the old Inland Revenue Affidavit (CA24 form). With the Probate Office reporting error rates of 60% on probate [...]

By |2020-11-26T12:34:08+00:00November 26th, 2020|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Enduring Power of Attorney: top practice tips

Erin Research regularly run webinars covering important areas of probate practice in Ireland. As professional probate genealogists, much of our work entails tracing heirs or missing next-of-kin, often in cases where a person may become incapacitated or dies intestate. In a recent webinar we looked at the enduring power of attorney – which is a [...]

By |2020-11-12T10:27:06+00:00November 11th, 2020|Uncategorised|0 Comments

The Uses of Discretionary Trusts in Estate Planning

Trusts can be set up for a number of reasons and provide a useful tool and solution to complexities that may arise in estate planning. Ultimately an estate plan provides an orderly and tax efficient transfer of assets and wealth between individuals, typically to the next generation – i.e. from parents to children. An estate [...]

By |2020-10-29T10:35:22+00:00October 29th, 2020|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Succession Rights in Ireland – Challenging a Will; Applications under S.117 Succession Act 1965

In Ireland, there is no automatic right to any share in a deceased parent’s estate if they die testate – that is, having made a will. If a child feels they have been left out of a will or has a case to take to seek further provision, the legislation that allows this is Section [...]

By |2020-09-30T16:25:58+01:00September 30th, 2020|Uncategorised|0 Comments

A Ward of Court – Role of the Committee explained

Erin Research works with solicitors to help trace next-of-kin, beneficiaries and confirm family trees, usually in cases where a person has died and an Estate is being distributed. On occasion, Erin Research is tasked with finding next-of-kin for a person who is still living, a person who may be a Ward of Court. When a [...]

By |2020-09-19T06:08:39+01:00September 17th, 2020|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Probate Genealogy – Three research services every solicitor needs to know about

As a firm set up to assist solicitors and the Irish legal profession, we regularly come across different cases and scenarios where help is needed, but either the client or the solicitor are unsure where to turn. Examples can include estates that have not been attended to for months or years due to ongoing family [...]

By |2020-04-03T14:50:18+01:00September 27th, 2019|business, start-up|0 Comments
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