Dennis Healy & Co wills and probate solicitors in Cork offer expert advice to enable you to plan for the future. Planning for the future can be done in many ways, through making a will, an enduring power of attorney or an advanced healthcare directive (soon to be possible under the Assisted Decision Making (Capacity) Act, 2015).
Planning for the future is essential, particularly if you have young children or others depending on you. Making a will can be difficult as it forces us to think about what will happen when we are gone.
When thinking about the future, you will need to make a number of decisions such as – who would be best placed to manage finances on behalf of young children as well as who should be responsible for their care. You also need to consider the financial implications of your decisions.
We will ask all the right questions and ensure that you have all bases covered so that your family is protected for the future.
It’s not easy dealing with the death of a partner or family member. We offer a comprehensive probate and administration of estate service. We can assist you every step of the way from taking out the Grant of Probate, dealing with tax implications and distribution of the estate.
If you are found to lack capacity in Ireland and decisions need to be made about your care or finances, you may be made a Ward of Court. If you become a Ward of Court, all decisions concerning finances will be made by a court committee. In order to avoid this, it is important to make an enduring power of attorney (EPA) which gives control over such decisions to a person that you choose.
The Ward of Court system is soon to be replaced by the Assisted Decision Making (Capacity) Act, 2015. This will have a significant impact on how the issue of incapacity will be dealt with and under this new legislation, you will also be entitled to create ‘Advance Healthcare Directives’ which gives you a say in the type of medical care you wish to receive and allows you to appoint a person to make certain health care decisions on your behalf, should you become incapacitated.
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