Estate Planning for Jersey residents
The many pitfalls of Jersey law in this sensitive area include:
- Children’s absolute entitlement to take control of their share of a parent’s estate when they reach 18, with a risk of misspending substantial assets
- Forced heirship known as "legitime": in cases where parties have children from other relationships, there is a risk of assets from an estate not ending up with the intended beneficiaries
Our specialist team offers advice on the best structuring to mitigate these and other risks to family wealth.
Please click here to find out more about Will planning for Jersey residents.
International Estate Planning
With expertise that extends to the intricacies of private international law, we often assist clients and intermediaries in relation to cross-border Will planning. We prepare Wills drawn under Jersey law for foreign domiciliaries to ringfence assets in various jurisdictions, which may be desirable for tax planning or administrative efficiency. International Will planning should always be undertaken with the utmost care due to conflict of laws issues, and upon legal advice from each jurisdiction to which the client is connected. Please click here to find out more about Will planning for non-Jersey domiciliaries.
We can also assist with the registration of Lasting Powers of Attorney or similar foreign powers for use in Jersey.
We offer expert advice in BVI, Cayman Islands, Guernsey and Jersey law, from our conveniently located offices across Europe, the Americas and Asian time zones in order to handle the most challenging and complex cross-border deals, disputes and investigations.
Bedell Cristin Head of Wills & Probate to speak at STEP Jersey 29th Annual Conference 2021
18 October 2021
Judicial Greffe, Viscount, Jersey Bankers Association and the Law Society of Jersey working together to ensure compliance with the Capacity Law in the interests of vulnerable islanders.
28 September 2021
Guernsey capacity law approved – new capacity test and the introduction of lasting powers of attorney
27 April 2020
Lasting Power of Attorney guidance issued by English Court of Protection
10 July 2023
Amendments to the Cayman Islands Succession Law (2006 Revision) and Wills Law (2020 Revision) on account of the enactment of the Civil Partnership Law, 2020
16 September 2020
What to think about when considering a British Virgin Islands or Cayman Islands Will
31 March 2020