Over the last ten years significant changes have been made to Guernsey's laws of succession, the effects of which may be overlooked by some homeowners.
While it is commonly believed that the law of trusts dates back to the Middle Ages, the concept is far older and can be found in a number of cultures.
It is quite common for non-residents of the Island to own either real property (houses and land) in Guernsey or have personal estate (eg bank accounts, investments and share portfolios) here.
"Probate" is a term commonly used as a generalisation for what ought more properly to be called a "Grant of Representation".
Enduring divorce and civil partnership dissolution may be painful, but for some couples, the process of resolving their financial differences is agony, made all the more harrowing by the uncertainties caused by the discretionary nature of the exercise of the court's power.
We wanted to tell you about a recent trust dispute success we – alongside Mourant Ozannes and Andrew Holden of XXIV Old Buildings - secured in the Guernsey Royal Court...
On 14th July 2015 the Royal Court of Guernsey handed down judgment in a case that will be of interest to all trust and fiduciary practitioners.
Marilyn Monroe famously said that, "Diamonds are a girl's best friend" and, let's face it, who doesn't love a bit of bling.
Guernsey is an independent legal jurisdiction for estate administration purposes.
On 2 April 2012 The Inheritance (Guernsey) Law 2011 came into force which has replaced Guernsey's forced heirship regime with a system of full testamentary freedom (accompanied by family and dependent provisions).
Bedell Cristin Cayman Partnership
When beneficiaries divorce, offshore trustees can often find themselves in a difficult position.
Entering into a marriage or civil partnership is one of life's greatest events but is also big business.
A loved one dying can be a traumatic and difficult time. But disappointment and even resentment may replace sadness if those close to the deceased have not been provided for in their will.