Losing someone you care about is one of the hardest experiences in life.  This can be made even more difficult when there is a dispute with how the estate should be divided.  If you have concerns about the terms of a Will we can advise you quickly and clearly on the validity of a Will.  If you have been left out of a Will or have been left less than what you expected, you may be able to bring a claim.

In the event that the deceased did not make a Will, their assets will be divided in accordance with the rules of intestacy.  If you require advice in relation to a relative who has dies intestate, contact us and we will guide you through the process.

A Will can be challenged on a number of grounds for example, there are concerns that the person making the Will lacked mental capacity.  That the Will made as a result of undue influence or duress or that the Will or signature on the Will is a forgery.  There are a number of other grounds on which a Will can be challenged and our expert solicitors will be happy to discuss these matters with you at consultation.

The Administration of an estate involves the steps required to ensure that the deceased’s instructions are carried out or in the event that no Will was made, that the estate passes to those entitled.  Our solicitors will guide you through the process to ensure compliance with the Inland Revenue and also to complete all necessary court forms to enable a Grant of Probate / Letters of Administration to be obtained.

If you are thinking of making a Will or have a relative that requires a Will to be made, we will be available to assist.  Often the individual will leave a Will to the last moment and in the event that you or your relative are not able to attend our office, we will happily attend at your home or hospital if necessary.

If you would like to contact our team please arrange to telephone our Strabane office on 02871382356 or telephone our Derry office on 02871308664.  You can also email us at Laura.gallagher@johnfahysolicitors.com or Derry@johnfahysolicitors.com