Succession law is the law governing the devolution of property on the death of its owner. This new book provides peerless analysis of this branch of law with extensive cross-referencing to related issues such as tax, conveyancing, family law, enduring powers of attorney, limitation of actions, estate accounts, private international law and trusts.
It provides the reader with in-depth coverage of key Irish judgments, statutes, court rule provisions and Court and Probate Officer practice directions. The coverage is supplemented with Court Rule prescribed forms and many non-prescribed drafted forms, titles to grants of representation and checklists, which all readers will find invaluable aids to understanding and applying succession law in practice.
This highly practical book includes a chapter on will drafting and estate planning and provides 10 precedent templates covering most testator requirements:
Precedent 1: All to spouse, and should spouse not survive testator by 30 days, all to two children, as substituted residuary legatees and devisees – where child predeceases, gift over to any children of predeceased child alive at date of death of deceased
Precedent 2: Residue to children equally, who are minors at date of execution of will
Precedent 3: Article 22 EU Succession Regulation choice of law clause, professional executor charging clause and various devises and bequests
Precedent 4: Joint devise and various attestation clauses depending on disability of Testator
Precedent 5: Demonstrative and charitable legacies and life and remainder interests
Precedent 6: Will leaving legal right share to spouse with life estate of residue to spouse and special power of appointment amongst children of testator
Precedent 7: Wills - one dealing with estate of the testator in the State only and the other dealing with his estate outside the State
Precedent 8: Precedent Codicils
Precedent 9: Trust
Precedent 10: Discretionary Trust
The book's appendices, too, contain a wealth of practical information such as:
* Draft precedent titles for grants of representation.
*Template proceedings, wills, forms and letters.
*Practitioner, testator and legal personal representative checklists.
*Unique genealogical kinship tracing diagram and table.
*Probate system process maps.
* Superior Court, Land Registry and Registry of Deed Rules and forms.
* Non-prescribed Forms.
* Sample High Court contentious probate summonses.
* Law Society guidelines for solicitors drafting wills and dealing with vulnerable clients.
* Practitioner guidance on costs.
This title is included in Bloomsbury Professional's Irish Wills and Probate online service.