Drafting a Will
Having a Will drafted by a Solicitor will ensure that your wishes are carried out regarding your property and possessions when you die. Amorys offer a comprehensive Will drafting service at a competitive rate. We can draft a Will to suit your needs whether you have straight-forward requirements or your estate is extensive and more complex.
How does it work?
To start, we will send you a Wills Questionnaire to complete. You will be asked to make a list of all of your assets, details of your bank accounts, life policies, shares etc. This list will be of great benefit to your executors when the time comes to deal with the Probate of your estate.
If your estate is straight-forward and you do not have an asset portfolio that includes shares or assets held in another country, one of our experienced Solicitors will draft a Will for your approval.
If your estate is more complex and requires an in-depth review and analysis of your estate planning and the tax implications for your beneficiaries, full instructions will need to be taken and more work will be involved. We will send you an estimate of the fees for completing the work so that you have full transparency of what the cost would be before we carry out any work on your file.
How much does it cost?
For a simple Will with no complex assets, shares or foreign property we charge €250 plus VAT. A simple Will leaves all assets to a spouse should s/he survive the testator by 30 days failing which the estate will be divided amongst children or up to four named beneficiaries.
If your Will is more complicated and, for example, includes multiple legacies, a trust and if there is a requirement for inheritance and/or tax planning advice, we assess each case individually and there is no fixed fee. For this type of more complex Will we charge an hourly rate depending on the level of experience required from the Solicitor to deal with your file. Our Solicitor’s hourly fees range from €240 to €375 plus VAT. We will give you a detailed estimate of our fees for your approval before any work begins on your file.
Executing a Will
Once your Will has been drafted by your Solicitor, it will be sent to you for approval. We recommend that you attend our office to sign your Will to ensure compliance with legal formalities. However, if required, we will send the Will to you with detailed instructions as to how to execute your Will correctly. Once your Will is executed, we can hold the original for safekeeping if you wish. It is important to remember to notify your next of kin that you have executed a Will and also to give them the location of your Will.