Being an Executor

  • Applying for probate
  • What is an executor?
  • Do executors get paid?
  • Can you get out of being an executor?
  • Your first step as executor
  • Fees for probate
  • Paying expenses and debts

Making a Will

  • The truth about homemade wills
  • What is a will?
  • Who makes sure your wishes are carried out?
  • Can you change your will?
  • What happens if you marry or divorce?
  • Who can you leave your assets to?
  • Where should you keep your will?


  • What is a trust?
  • Why set up a trust?
  • What does a trust need?
  • What kinds of trusts are there?
  • How long does a trust last?
  • What happens on the vesting date?
  • Does a trust pay tax?
  • How can a solicitor help?

Family Provision Claims

  • What is a family provision claim?
  • Who is eligible for a family provision claim?
  • What will the court consider?
  • How to make a claim ​

Defence of Family Provision Claims

  • How much provision the court might make
  • Time limit for making a claim
  • Duties of the Executor
  • Notice to other eligible persons
  • Executor's Affidavit
  • Court appearances
  • Brief to counsel
  • Subpoenas and Notices to Produce
  • Plaintiff's evidence in reply
  • Mediation
  • Offers of Compromise
  • The trial
  • Legal costs of the proceedings

Wills & Estates FAQs

  • Wills FAQs
  • Executors FAQs
  • Probate & Letters of Administration FAQs
  • Beneficiaries FAQs
  • Administration of Estate FAQs
  • Power of Attorney FAQs ​

Dear Friends,

We would like to let you know that we are all doing our bit to help combat the corona virus. This means that we have instructed our staff to work from home and we will be taking your instructions via teleconference and email where possible.

We would like to assure you that the health and wellbeing of our clients is our highest priority.

Yours Sincerely,

The Team,
O’Brien Connors & Kennett Solicitors