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When a non-Jersey domiciled person dies leaving assets in Jersey with a value of over £10,000, the asset-holder is legally required to request that a Jersey Grant be issued by the Royal Court of Jersey and produced to the asset holder before they are able to release those assets pursuant to Article 19(1) of the Probate (Jersey) Law 1998, which states as follows:
‘Subject to paragraphs (2) to (5), and save as otherwise provide by any other enactment, the production of a grant shall be necessary to establish the right to recover or receive any part of the movable estate situated in Jersey of any deceased person.’
The Jersey Grant confirms to whom the Jersey assets can legally be released, and offers an indemnity to the asset holder against them releasing the assets to the person(s).
However, for assets held in Jersey with a value of under £10,000, the asset holder may release the Jersey assets using their own internal small estate exemption procedure if they are comfortable in doing so, and are allowed to do this pursuant to Article 19(2) of the Probate (Jersey) Law which states that:
‘Paragraph (1) shall not apply to a person in Jersey who holds any movable estate situated in Jersey and forming part or the whole of the estate so situated of a deceased person who died domiciled in any territory
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