Jersey Wills for the non-domiciled testator
Jersey Wills for the non-domiciled testator

The following Private Client practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Jersey Wills for the non-domiciled testator
  • Introduction
  • Governing law
  • Formality
  • Construction
  • Revocation

Jersey Wills for the non-domiciled testator

Introduction

It is common for a person who is not domiciled in Jersey, but who has Jersey situs assets, to put a separate Jersey Will in place to govern the succession of these assets. While it is not mandatory for a person in this situation to make a separate Jersey Will, it can assists and ease the estate administration process.

If a person passes away leaving assets in Jersey which have a value of over £10,000, the asset holder is legally obliged to request that a Jersey Grant of Representation be produced to them, which enables these assets to be released to whoever is named on that document as the personal representative of the deceased.

If a person has a Jersey Will in place to govern their Jersey situs assets, then they may wish to consider appointing a Jersey-based executor of their Jersey Will in their first instance, in order to make the application for a Jersey Grant of Representation easier. If a person has only one Will covering their worldwide estate, the usual procedure is for this Will to be admitted to probate, or equivalent, in the country of their domicile first—indeed where there are assets in the country of domicile requiring administration, the Jersey Court requires this to be done. The probate or inheritance document issued by this Court will

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