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executing Estonian will in Ireland

  • 06-10-2022 1:19pm
    Moderators, Education Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 18,952 Mod ✭✭✭✭

    Hi, I am having issues trying to get an Estonian will through probate in Ireland.

    I had an irish solicitor but they took their time and then got back to me months later to say they could not do any more for me,the Estonian solicitor says that it does not need probate.

    Do any of you have experience in this area? or can you direct me towards someone that does?

    The person that wrote the will is irish the assets are in ireland but they died and made the Will in Estonia.


  • Registered Users Posts: 247 ✭✭phildub

    As the will was made in Estonia it would fall under their inheritance laws. I doubt any solicitor in Ireland specialises in that

    Why don't you beleive the Estonian solicitor who says probate is not needed, they could be correct based on the laws fo their country

  • Moderators, Education Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 18,952 Mod ✭✭✭✭Moonbeam

    An irish solicitor told me that probate applied despite it being an Estonian Will as all the assets are in Ireland. It is all so confusing as ireland is not part of .

    Succession has me perplexed too because "A major step to facilitate cross-border successions are new EU rules which make it easier for people to handle the legal side of an international succession. Denmark and Ireland do not participate in the regulation."

  • Registered Users Posts: 243 ✭✭chunkylover4

    This is a helpful guide, it might be worth going to one of the Firms that cater to Eastern Europeans as it will be a more common application for them albeit any solicitor should be able to obtain a grant. It will be more expensive than a normal probate.