Probate or Letters of Administration will be required if you are an executor or administrator of an estate which includes assets or property in the Channel Island of Jersey.
As it is outside UK jurisdiction, you cannot use an English Grant of Probate in order to dissolve an estate with assets held in Jersey, probate must also be granted in Jersey, for more information call us on 020 8017 2050 or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Jersey “Fast Track” or Probate Application
If the deceased died in the UK and you have a UK Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration, Jersey does make it easier for personal representatives to obtain probate. OPM can fast-track your Jersey probate application in conjunction with our Jersey associates.
If Probate has been issued in a country outside of the commonwealth then a full probate application must be made to the Jersey Court.
OPM offer a low cost, fixed fee Probate / Letters of Administration service. Call us for your quote on 020 8017 2050, if calling from overseas drop the preceding zero and replace with 0044.
If the deceased has no will in the UK or in Jersey, the death will be classed as intestate. Advice must be sought as to who should apply for probate, Letters of Administration. Movable property situated in Jersey is governed by the law where the relevant person is domiciled.
Therefore if the deceased resided in the UK will be subject to UK intestacy law.Inheritance law in relation to immovable assets is governed by the law where the immovable property is situated. Therefore, the estate could be subject to the heirs at law system.
To find out more about immovable assets, intestacy rules and the probate process in Jersey call us.
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If a relative has died abroad but still has assets in the UK or you’re dealing with an estate where there are overseas assets, a probate reseal will be required if the other country is part of the Colonial Probate Act.
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You must check that they have not declared Bankruptcy overseas and that they are fully entitled to the Inheritance.
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