Our fixed cost service of administrating of an estate with no will
Fixed legal cost when the value of the estate is under €400,000
What legal work is included in our fixed cost fee?
This is set out in the Succession Act 1965. It depends on the status of the deceased person at their date of death.
If a person dies with a spouse and no children then everything goes to the spouse.
If a person dies, with a spouse and children, then 2/3 goes to the spouse and 1/3 goes between all of the children equally.
Administrators are entitled to their expenses incurred for administering the estate. The Administrator has a fiduciary duty to the estate and its beneficiaries and should not gain from the estate.
Usually, it takes approximately 12 months for the estate to be administered and assets distributed. The processing time in the High Court Probate office varies. The duties of an Administrator last for a lifetime. Often assets come to light after the estate has been distributed. These assets must be distributed by the Executor also. If a subsequent Will came to light after a prior one was administered, an Executor is obliged to revoke the prior Will and administer the later one.
Ready to talk to us? Click the button below to request.a quote.