Ireland’s first national online will finding service launched

Ireland's first national online will finding service launched

Maeve Mullin, director of Finders International Ireland

A first-of-its-kind digital will finding service has been launched in Ireland to help members of the public and solicitors locate the wills of deceased persons.

Will Finder will enable single regional searches, or multiple searches across all of the State if needed, reducing time and costs associated to finding and acting upon wills.

The service aims to simplify the often complex and daunting process of will location for solicitors, making it more accessible and efficient for everyone involved. The platform streamlines the administrative burden associated with finding wills by asking all the relevant questions needed for the search on the website.

Geoff Odds, chair of the International Association of Professional Probate Researchers (IAPPR), said: “We’re hugely encouraged that Ireland now has access to a digital service that ensures that the deceased’s final wishes are carried out, giving them peace of mind.

“Will Finder is set to become a game-changer in Ireland’s legal landscape, fostering greater transparency, due diligence, accessibility, and convenience in the realm of estate administration. With its innovative approach, it empowers both solicitors and the public, ensuring that every citizen can efficiently and effectively search for a will.”

Maeve Mullin, director of Finders International Ireland, the probate research firm that launched Will Finder in Ireland, said: “In the course of our work on assumed intestacy cases, we have found wills at a later stage of investigation many times.

“Will Finder creates an inexpensive ‘first step’ which will prevent an estate being wrongly claimed by intestate heirs.”

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