Personal / Article Expect the unexpected
A guide to the new Lasting Power of Attorney law in Jersey
Personal / Article Providing for pets in a will
People with pets count them as part of the family. It makes sense to think about who you want to care for them following your death.
Personal / Article Where are your assets located?
If you have assets located abroad, you will need to consider the implications on your estate planning.
Personal / Article No ring? No inheritance rights
The inheritance rights of unmarried couples in Jersey
Personal / Article Acting as an executor
Being appointed as an executor and knowing what it involves.
Personal / Article Jersey’s succession laws & your family finances
Jersey’s succession laws are not widely understood and especially not their impact on how parties should behave during their lifetime. This is the issue of forced heirship (or légitime) and it’s often neglected little cousin, rapport à la masse.
Personal / Article Leaving a bequest to charity in your will
Bequeathing money to charity in your will
Personal / Article Have you got a will?
People will often say “I am too young to think about a will” or more usually “the law says my children will inherit my assets so I need not make a will”. It may be a silly thing to say but as with most things in life, death is not so straight forward.
Personal / Article Incapacity: Who will manage my affairs if I become incapable?
Sadly most of us have either known someone affected by mental incapacity or will be touched by this issue in the future either in terms of an elderly relative or a friend, or indeed personally.
Personal / Article Death is a taxing matter: Have you considered the stamp duty implications of making a Will?
We are fortunate enough in Jersey not to be subject to UK Inheritance Tax. Taking account of the current threshold of £325,000 and certain exemptions, UK Inheritance Tax is generally 40%.
Personal / Article Brussels IV: Own property abroad?
If you own land in the EU – for example a holiday home - you should be aware of the new Regulation 650 / 2012 which came into force on the 17th August 2015 also known as Brussels IV.
Personal / Article Have you got the will to make a will?
Many of us sit down at the beginning of each year and make a list of things which we hope to achieve in the coming months. But what about planning for the longer-term?
Personal / Article New mental health law aims to bring peace of mind
Most of us take for granted our ability to think clearly, make decisions and even judge the quality of an opening line to an article! So, what happens if one day you come to lose that ability?
Personal / Article Obtaining probate in Jersey & the advantages of having a separate Jersey Will
Why it is important to have a separate will in Jersey even if you don't live here but have assets here.
Personal / Article Where there is a will there is a way!
If you do not make a will, this may not happen and the law will dictate who will inherit from you. This will create a situation called an intestacy.
Personal / Article Modernisation of Jersey’s inheritance laws
Wills and Succession Law (Jersey) 1993 has been updated granting the same inheritance rights to civil partners as heterosexual married couples whether or not there is a Will
Personal / Article To will or not to will?
Nobody likes to think about death, particularly their own. However, making preparations for your death has many advantages.
Personal / Article Selling the reversionary interest in your home: the pros & cons
For many of us our home is our most valuable asset. The prospect of being able to reside in your home for the remainder of your life, or at least until such time as you may need to go into residential care, is an attractive one.
Personal / Article Digital life after death
Digital assets should be viewed as a form of property. They can be transferred or bequeathed to those who you wish to receive them by way of a will.
Personal / Article A reform of the tutelle system; minors inheriting property
Jersey has special rules relating to minors and the ownership of property.
Personal / Briefing Charitable gift of Jersey land in a will and possible conflict that can arise
Home is where the heart is – not necessarily when it comes to leaving Jersey land in a will to a charity.
Personal / Briefing A guide to mental capacity & lasting powers of attorney in Jersey
This briefing note covers how issues of capacity are managed under Jersey law, including the effect of incapacity on powers of attorney intended for use in the island.