A Ward of Court – Role of the Committee explained

September 17th, 2020|

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 person is deemed unable to manage their assets due to mental incapacity, an application can be made to the courts to make them a Ward of Court. The court will make a decision as to whether the person should be made a Ward of Court and if so, a Committee will be appointed to control the asset’s on the person’s behalf. Ward of Court [...]

Help with New Statement of Affairs (Form SA2); replacing the Inland Revenue Affidavit (Form CA24)

September 10th, 2020|

Erin Research recently hosted a webinar for solicitors across Ireland in relation to the new online format being introduced by the Revenue Commissioners for probate applications. Managing Director Padraic Grennan spoke with Roisin McKevitt of the Revenue Commissioners and Anne Heenan of the Probate Office regarding the changes to the new format which will take effect from 14th September 2020. To date the process has involved the filing of paper form CA24 (Inland Revenue Affidavit) to the Probate Office along will all other relevant papers, however, this practice will cease from the 14th September onwards. The CA24 is being replaced by the new Statement of Affairs Form (SA2) which will now be completed online and submitted directly to Revenue. [...]

Applying for Probate in Ireland

September 2nd, 2020|

 Applying for Probate in Ireland: Nine Things to Remember In Ireland, if a person owns property and assets when they die, the executor of their estate must apply for a Grant of Probate to the Probate Office to divide up these assets according to the Deceased’s wishes. The property and assets cannot be divided up until the Grant of Probate is extracted. If a person dies without a will (intestate) a Grant of Letters of Administration is issued to the Deceased’s nearest next-of-kin at date of death, in accordance with the Succession Act 1965. Recent figures from the Dublin Probate Office show that rejection rates for probate applications run between 50% and 70%, meaning the whole process can take [...]

Members of Guaranteed Irish

May 21st, 2020|

Erin Research has recently become the only probate genealogy company in Ireland to be awarded the Guaranteed Irish symbol. Membership of Guaranteed Irish is awarded to indigenous Irish companies that provide quality jobs, support local communities and are committed to Irish provenance. The brand is in existence since 1974 and is one that helps consumers and businesses identify products and services that are better for communities across Ireland. The impact of the global pandemic means that more than ever, Irish consumers and business need to support each other, which is an ethos underpinned by the Guaranteed Irish brand.

Free CPD for Irish Solicitors

May 19th, 2020|

Erin Research has recently developed a Continuous Professional Development module that is available free of charge to probate practitioners across Ireland. The module covers how to reduce or eliminate risk when administering and distributing estates. Managing Director of Erin Research, Padraic Grennan, provides case studies relating to testate, intestate and partially intestate estates, and the solutions required to ensure safe distribution. The various probate indemnities that are available to solicitors are also discussed. The CPD module can be viewed through a pre-recorded video or via Zoom video call. Bookings can also be made for in-office training at a future date. To view a short video about our CPD module or to book a CPD session, click on the link [...]


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