Probate Wills Estate Planning

Probate Wills Estate Planning

Cosgrove Gaynard Solicitors provide a comprehensive service to clients in all areas of probate, wills and estate planning law including:

Grants of probate;

Administration of estates;

Administrations ad litem;

Estate planning;


Enduring Powers of Attorney;

Letters of Wishes;


Contentious probate matters

Proper estate planning and an expertly drafted will is a vital requirement for every individual, whether young or old. In conjunction with tax advisors, where so required, we provide you with the required advice and structures to minimise the exposure of your beneficiaries to capital acquisitions tax whilst at the same time ensuring that your will correctly distributes your assets in accordance with your wishes. This is a very complex area and expert advice is essential.

Our Susan Cosgrove is a member of STEP, the society of trust and estate practitioners in Ireland.

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Digital inheritance is a new term that is becoming more widespread across the globe in relation to the transfer of digital assets in a broad sense. There is a completely new "digital asset" that has been created in terms of cryptocurrencies and therefore with that, inheritance queries follow.

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Landmark case for the inheritance of social media pages and other digital assets.


Many put off making a will for a variety of reasons however if you die without one, your assets are distributed according to the law rather than your wishes.

Need a Will?

We are providing a legal wills advisory service during the week 22nd -26th October 2012 in conjunction with for just €50.

Probate – Executor Check List

This is a Checklist for Executors/ Administrators of an Estate setting out the basic information and documents required by us as Solicitors acting in the Probate / Administration of an Estate :

Probate : Duties of an Executor

The role of executor is onerous and a testator should carefully consider who they wish to appoint as executor in their will. One executor is sufficient but it is advisable to appoint more than one.


When someone dies the assets of their estate automatically vest in the executor at the date of death. However in order for the property to be distributed to beneficiaries, the executor must apply to the Probate office to take out a Grant of Probate to administer their estate.

MyLegacy’s Best Will in the World Week 2012

MyLegacy’s Best Will in the World Week 2012 will take place from Monday 22nd – Friday 26th October. In the lead up to this Week, MyLegacy will conduct a nationwide publicity campaign to highlight that leaving a gift in your will to your favourite charity is a simple, wonderfully fulfilling experience. It can benefit countless people and anyone can do it but the first step has to be making a will or amending an existing will.

IRISH INDEPENDENT : Friday October 26 2012: Executor – Probate query

I am executor to my mother’s estate. One of my siblings refuses to leave the family house so that I can sell it and share out the proceeds three ways as per my mother’s will. Does he have the right to live there forever (as he wants to do) or can I have him evicted?

Article in the Irish Independent featuring Cosgrove Gaynard Solicitors 30th November 2012

Article in the Irish Independent featuring Cosgrove Gaynard Solicitors 30th November 2012:

Best Will in the World week 2013

Cosgrove Gaynard Solicitors are delighted to announce that they will be taking part in the Best Will in the World week from the 21st to the 25th October 2013


For further information on Probate, Wills or Estate Planning please contact Cosgrove Gaynard Solicitors by calling  01 2340044, by emailing us at or by filling out our online contact form. Your enquiry will be forwarded to a solicitor who specialises in the area.

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