12 Things you need to know when challenging a Will

  12 Things You Need To Know When Challenging a Will There has been an increase in legal actions taken by persons who wish to challenge a Will . With increasing prosperity in Ireland over the past five years and an ageing population this area of law has come into its own. Some of these…

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Employment Issues

Do You Know Your Employment Rights?

Do You Know Your Employment Rights? Why you should never lodge your own claim without legal advice. Both employers and employees need to keep up-to-date in relation to the changes that have occurred in Irish employment law in recent years.  Up to recently there were 5 venues for an application for an employee who sought…

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Pre-Nup Agreements

Pre-Nup Agreements…what’s in it for YOU!

“A prenuptial agreement,  commonly abbreviated to prenup  is a contract entered into prior to marriage or  civil union . The content of a prenuptial agreement can vary widely, but commonly includes provisions for division of property and maintenance  in the event of divorce or breakup of  the marriage. They may also include terms for the…

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Catastrophic Injuries

Catastrophic Injuries ..what are they?

  A catastrophic injury is a severe injury to the spine, spinal cord, or brain, and may also include skull or spinal fractures. If a catastrophic injury was caused by the negligent or intentional act of another, or by a dangerous or defective product, a personal injury claim by the victim will be an integral…

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10 Little known facts about your employment

10 Little known facts about your employment!

Under the National Minimum Wage Act 2000 an employee may request from their employer a written statement of your average hourly rate of pay. Compensation for working on a Sunday may be given by means of one or more of the following; The payment of an allowance; Otherwise increasing the employee’s rate of pay or…

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Fair Deal Application

5 Tips for a successful Fair Deal Application

There are changes coming in relation to the amounts taken if one has a family farm or a family business. At present there is no cap on the 7.5% levy which applies to dwellinghouses for the above categories.  If you transfer any property or money away from yourself within five years of you applying for…

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Do You Need A Living Will?

Do You Need A Living Will? We know a Will only operates when someone has died. What happens if they are alive but cannot manage their affairs?A document known as a Living Will can solve this problem As we all age the prospect of organising our financial affairs becomes more relevant than it might be…

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Wills Estates and Inheritance

Wills , Estates and Inheritance Tax

Here is a presentation on Wills , Estates and Inheritance Tax that Michael Monahan delivered with the Sligo Lend a Hand Community group recently. Listen back here The video is quite long so here are areas of interest that you can skip to for easier access. Skip to 5 mins: Executor Duties Skip to 9.30 :…

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7 Reasons to Settle Your Injuries Board Claim

7 Reasons to Settle Your Injuries Board Claim.

7 Reasons to Settle Your Injuries Board Claim Do you still suffer from pain anytime during the day or night which was not there before the injury? Will you have to take medicine for the foreseeable future? Have you been left with a disability or scar? Did the Doctors say you may need surgery in…

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Buying a House

5 Tips For Single People when buying a house with a partner

Instead of shopping for a sparkly engagement ring, today many couples in a committed relationship are in the market for something equally shiny and precious: the keys to a newly purchased home. A  Marriage and Homebuying Study found that one in four couples between the ages of 18 and 34 bought a house together before…

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