Charity Will Week – Overview
Charity Will Week
How to submit your details to us?
Select the most appropriate form below to submit. Shona Madden will phone you in advance of your appointment to review your details. A draft will will be emailed to you in advance of your appointment
How Charity Will Week works
Submit your details
Complete the relevant form below. There are three forms below. Please contact us to post the relevant form to you if you wish. Every person making a will is required to submit a form individually.
Submit the form before 30th August
Fill out the form , as best you can. Don’t worry if you don’t fill it all in. It will be reviewed in full with you before your consultation. A completed form must be recieved before 30th August in order to get an appointment during Charity Will Week.
Make the donation
A donation of €90 per person is made when submitting the form online or at our office. A minimum of €87 from every Will goes to the Oesophageal Cancer Fund.
Signing the Will
Come to our office in the Bryanstown Centre to review and sign your Will. The Executors do not need to come in. Our office will store the original Will and give you a copy.
Information about Trust Wills, which are made when you have children under 18:
There are no requirements, generally, about the number of trustees that have be appointed in a trust document. The exception is when there is property in the trust, then two trustees must be appointed.
The general rule is that a trustee is only entitled to expenses. However, a will can make specific provisions for making payment to a trustee.
Once a trustee has accepted the office, he cannot disclaim, only retire. The trustee can retire according to the terms of trust, if there are remaining trustees, or a new trustees are substituted or if the beneficiaries consent. (all being over 18 of sound mind and absolutely entitled)
The following documents are reviewed and discussed with the purchaser: Contract, map, Folio, Planning documents for the original construction and any extension, Local Property tax history of the property, BER certificate and advisory report, management company documents.
The balance of the 10% deposit is given to the buyer’s solicitor. It will be transferred to the seller’s solicitor and two signed Contracts will be posted also. The seller will sign both Contracts, keep one and return one signed Contract to the buyer’s solicitor. At this point there is a binding Contract in place.
Generally when a trustee takes some action in relation to the trust, his acceptance of the position is presumed. The trustee does not have to give written acceptance of his position
In a will trust, when the same person is appointed executor and trustee and who accepts the executorship will automatically be presumed to have accepted the trusteeship. He cannot accept one and then disclaim the other.
Trustees can be removed from office by the courts or if all beneficiaries consent. . The first place to check is the actual trust instrument to see what it has provided for. The courts can also replace a trustee is he is proved incompetent and/or dishonest, or is unfit or incapable of acting of if he is convicted of an offence or made bankrupt. The overriding concern is the welfare of the beneficiaries.
Madden Law have created helpful videos to help provide a better understanding of not only the process of making a will, but also the role of a qualified solicitor when doing so.