Wills + Administration of Estates – Holland Condon Solicitors Kilkenny

June 19, 2018

Can an electronic signature be used in a will ?

NO, it can’t !!!!!! A will must be signed in accordance with the formalities set out in Sections 77 & 78 of the Succession Act, 1965. Essentially, it states that no will shall be valid unless: a) it is in writing, and signed by the testator, or by some other […]
June 6, 2018

Updates on CAT June 2018

The extended pay and file deadline applicable when both filing a return and paying CAT through the Revenue Online Service has been confirmed as Wednesday 14 November 2018. See Revenue eBrief No. 70/18 for further details On 4 April 2018, Revenue published eBrief No. 48/18 dealing with the exemption relating to qualifying expenses of incapacitated individuals. CAT Manual Part 22 which […]
November 30, 2017

Making Wills and managing affairs of deceased people – some recent thoughts

Many times people come to us and may have a very straightforward situation where they are simply leaving all of their estate to their spouse or partner or a simple equal division between children or nieces or nephews. Other times the situation might be a little more complicated. This sometimes arises depending […]
November 9, 2017

An unsent phone text message found to be a valid will – Australia

A Queensland court has accepted a dead man’s unsent, draft text message leaving his possessions to his brother and nephew instead of his wife and son, as an official will. The Supreme Court in Brisbane heard the 55-year-old took his own life in October 2016, after composing a text addressed […]