Probate and Estates

The administration of a family member’s personal estate can be a daunting process. Added to that, non-Jersey clients need specialist guidance to satisfy the requirements of Jersey law.

With an acute understanding of the needs of private individuals and their advisers at what can be a difficult time, we focus on providing a direct and efficient service.

We assist Jersey based clients with the administration of Jersey estates and international clients where Jersey assets form part of a wider estate. We also deal with the registration of Court of Protection Orders and Worldwide Affidavits.

If any of the topics or related services listed below are of interest, the Jersey team offers presentations to firms and groups as well as a free initial consultation to individuals. Please contact a member of the Jersey Probate and Estates team for further information.

Services

Assisting with the Personal Estate of a Jersey domiciled deceased

  • Assessing the value of the Personal Estate and advising on all applicable court fees
  • Drafting the Probate application
  • Arranging for an Advocate to attend at the Judicial Greffe to apply for a Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration
  • Issuing the Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration to the Executor or Administrator

Assisting with the Personal Estate of a non-Jersey domiciled deceased

  • Assessing the value of the Personal Estate and advise on all applicable court fees
  • Reviewing the Grant and Will to assess compliance with Jersey Law
  • Drafting an Affidavit of Foreign Law, if the Will does not conform to Jersey law, or there is no Will
  • Preparing a Power of Attorney or Fast Track Oath
  • Applying for Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration
  • Where we act as Attorney Executor/Administrator we will uplift the Jersey assets in accordance with Executor/Administrator instructions

Curatorships

  • Advising all on all aspects of curatorship in Jersey
  • Assisting with the appointment of a curator
  • Providing a proposed curator if so required
  • Carrying out or advising upon the ongoing administration of the interdict’s property
  • Assisting with any necessary application to the Court in connection with a significant dealing with the interdict’s assets
  • Assisting with the termination of a curatorship

Estate administration

Where instructed to assist with the administration of the personal estate of a Jersey domiciled deceased, we assist with

  • Claiming any available death grant
  • Uplifting the assets
  • Settling Estate liabilities
  • Completing tax returns
  • Preparing Estate accounts
  • Distributing the Personal Estate in accordance with the Will or the rules of intestacy

Registration of Wills of Jersey Real Estate, registration of Powers of Attorney

  • Advising whether the Will or power attorney is suitable for registration
  • Assisting with all aspects of registration

Rights and duties of trustees, executors and beneficiaries

  • Advising on all aspects of the rights and duties of executors
  • Acting as executor where so required
  • Advising beneficiaries in respect of their entitlements under a Will and at law

Will drafting

  • Advising upon all aspects of Jersey law in relation to the disposal of Real and Personal Estate
  • Drafting and witnessing Wills of Real and Personal Estate

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