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Making a Will? Get a legal consultation for just €50!

Carmody Moran Solicitors are participating in My Legacy Week commencing Monday, 29 October 2018 in conjunction with charities’ umbrella group MyLegacy.   MyLegacy is a coalition of over 50 Irish charities that have come together to promote leaving a gift […]

Probate Claims by Children – Statute of Limitations

Time waits for no man…or child. In law there is a concept known as the Statute of Limitations – lawyers refer to this as ‘the Statute’. Essentially various time limits are put on various legal heads of claim within which […]

Inheritance Redress Scheme for Unmarried Cohabiting Couples

Did you know however that only married couples or registered civil partners are exempt from inheritance tax under current tax laws? Increasingly as a society couples live together and either postpone or choose not to marry. However, if you are […]

Contesting a Will? Read these two successful case studies

There have been two landmark High Court judgments outlined below which have had implications for how wills can be contested in Ireland. Whilst one of the major tasks an executor of a will has to undertake after someone’s death is […]

The old reliables of death & taxes arise again with modern family treatment on RTE Liveline show

This particular radio programme concerned how step-children within an increasingly common modern family scenario may have different tax treatments in an inheritance context. I had the rare occasion of listening to Joe Duffy’s Liveline when driving back to the office from […]

Make a Will in 2015: Your New Years’ Resolution

Best wishes for a very happy and prosperous new year in 2015 and welcome also to Carmody Moran Solicitors’ new and improved website. It also seems opportune to suggest some new year’s resolutions with a legal flavour! The perils of […]

Where there’s a will there’s a forger

A Dundalk based GP, Dr Seamus Cassidy, has pleaded guilty in Newry Crown Court to being among three conspirators involved in the faking of a will of a publican, Kitty Haughey, who died in 2004 at the age of 81. […]

Challenge by child to father’s will for lack of proper provision

In a recent case the daughter of a deceased parent has made a challenge to a will on the basis that it did not contain enough provision as an entitled beneficiary of her father’s estate. In a newly reported judgement […]

Why Making a Living Will is deadly important

While some people are superstitious and believe making a will attracts bad outcomes others are more prepared for life, death and all the eventualities in between including looking to make ‘living wills’.     Unfortunately the wheels of the legislature […]

Probate Fraud: Where there’s a will there’s a relative…or two

It’s not often that you hear of underhand dealings, forging of wills, deception plots, and whistleblowers, unless you are watching an episode of Midsomers Murders or its ilk but an interesting case at Wexford Circuit Criminal Court has been making […]