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Hidden Assets in Divorce

When you divorce, you must both provide full and frank disclosure of your financial situation. If it is later discovered that one person failed to disclose certain assets, the courts can amend the financial settlement to reflect the true position of each party. Full and frank disclosure in divorce During divorce proceedings, each person must […]

What is the Executor’s Year?

As an Executor, you have one year to distribute the assets in the deceased’s estate. This is known as the ‘Executor’s Year’ and it starts from the date of death. Reasonable timeframe for estate administration When someone dies, their Executor is responsible for getting Probate (if needed) and distributing the deceased’s assets to their beneficiaries. […]

Will I Lose My Job If I Sue My Employer?

You cannot be fired for making a work accident claim against your employer. If you are, you could have grounds for an unfair dismissal claim. Workplace accident claims – common concerns If you are injured at work and your employer is found to be at fault, you are legally entitled to pursue a work accident […]

The Difference Between Joint Tenants and Tenants in Common

If you buy a property with someone else, you need to decide whether you want to buy as joint tenants or as tenants in common. There are key differences between the two, particularly when it comes to the matter of survivorship. Joint tenants If you buy a property as joint tenants, the assumption is that […]

10 Step Guide to Making a Personal Injury Claim

Most people have never made a personal injury claim before. If you are unfortunate enough to have grounds for a claim, you probably want to know what the process involves. Every case is different, but broadly follows the 10 steps outlined below. Personal injury claims Ireland Speak to a solicitor The first step is to […]

Joint Tenancy and Inheritance Tax for Unmarried Couples

In the excitement of buying a property with your partner, it is unlikely that you have given much thought as to what will happen if one of you dies. It is a morbid subject and probably not something you want to think about. But while it may be a difficult topic to consider, it is […]

Why You Should Update Your Will After Buying a Property

If you have recently bought a property, now is a good time to make or renew your Will. This ensures your property – which is probably your biggest asset – is inherited by the right people after your death. What happens if I don’t make a Will? If you don’t make a Will, the State […]

Types of Financial Order During Divorce

When you divorce, the court may decide to put one or more financial orders in place. The aim is to ensure that each spouse is properly provided for. There are different types of financial order available. The most suitable order for you depends on your individual circumstances. Types of divorce financial order The types of […]

The Probate Process Explained

The Probate Process Explained If you are the executor or administrator of an estate, you may need to go through the Probate process. This involves making an application to the Probate Office. Is Probate needed? When someone dies, it is necessary to locate their most recent Will. This confirms who the executors of their estate […]

Suing an Employer for a Work Accident

Suing an Employer for a Work Accident If you have had an accident at work through no fault of your own, you could sue your employer for compensation. This involves making a personal injury claim. Can I sue my employer? You can make a personal injury claim against your employer if – You are an […]