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Carey Olsen
Many practitioners will appreciate that Jersey is a self-governing Crown Dependency with constitutional rights of self-government and judicial independence.
Ogier
One of a few quirks of Probate (Jersey) Law 1998 is that the personal representative (PR) of a foreign-domiciled deceased person's estate is required...
Carey Olsen
Many practitioners will appreciate that Jersey is a self-governing Crown Dependency, with constitutional rights of self-government and judicial independence...
Ogier
It is clear that a well drafted and properly administered trust can be an effective asset protection vehicle in the context of divorce. Broadly the test now applied by the Family Division of...
Walkers
Many trust disputes are not about what a trustee may or may not have done but about who should or shouldn't be the trustee. A common situation is where one member of a family has the power...
Ogier
Some may think trusts and foundations are only used by very wealthy people or families, or that by putting assets into a trust or foundation in international finance centres (IFCs) like Jersey, then they are avoiding tax.
Ogier
Today, those arguments still hold true – but more and more the things that are swaying people towards Jersey and Guernsey are about the high quality of lifestyle,
Baker & Partners
We last discussed this issue in April 2015 following the case of Cooper-Hohn (2014) where one spouse, persuaded the Court of Appeal in England and Wales that their contribution to the finances of the marriage amounted to a "special contribution" so as to justify the Court making an order giving that spouse 64% of the matrimonial assets on divorce.
Walkers
In the first four months of 2017, the Royal Court has considered a number of interesting cases relating to Jersey trusts.
Carey Olsen
On 12 April 2016 the States of Jersey voted to update the Island's customary law and statutory rules governing the administration of property belonging to children.
Appleby
For unmarried fathers in Jersey, knowing what rights and responsibilities one has for one's children can be confusing. In the UK the situation is somewhat simpler:
Baker & Partners
In July 2015, in their broad reaching proposition on 'Same-sex Marriage, Divorce and Dissolution', the States agreed, in principle, to make significant changes to divorce law in Jersey.
Carey Olsen
Jersey law does not recognise common law spouses so they will have no right to your estate is you die intestate.
Ogier
From time to time, trustees may find themselves caught up in family disputes relating wholly or partly to the assets that they administer.
Carey Olsen
The Jersey Law Commission recently delivered a consultation paper entitled "Divorce Reform", which is refreshingly straightforward and surprisingly comprehensive.
Collas Crill
Trust Applications In Jersey - Confidentiality Under Threat: English Divorce Court Denies Royal Court’s Request For Restraint In The Interests Of Comity
Baker & Partners
The Court has recently decided for the first time in Jersey in ABC v The Minister for Health & Social Services and The States Employment Board that a parent does not have a private cause of action arising from a breach of the Children (Jersey) Law 2002.
Collas Crill
Previously in the case of "In the matter of the representation of the Sanne Trust Company Limited", the Royal Court held that steps may be taken to protect the identity of minors and the privacy of the trust arrangements.
Jersey Finance Limited
Running a successful family business is hard work and leaves very little time to plan for the ownership and management changes that will inevitably occur.
Collas Crill
When implementing a succession plan for wealthy families, one of the easiest parts is putting the structure into place but the hardest is making it endure through the generations.
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