With over 20 years experience dealing with many estates varying in size and complexity from those of high profile individuals to modest cash balances held in Jersey bank accounts; there is unlikely to be an area of probate that Kylie has not seen or dealt with.
Kylie is able to explain the process of dealing with multi-jurisdictional estates, avoiding the common pitfalls and complications that can be experienced.
Having worked in the private client area of large law firms, Kylie is also able to advise on the drafting of Wills relating to property situate in Jersey and the interaction of such Wills with others that may be in existence relating to assets located in different jurisdictions.
Kylie completed the offshore certificate and was awarded top student for the probate module.
Wills, inheritance & estate planning are essentially about the living. That may seem contradictory, but we believe that while dealing with the estates of the deceased, we are very much working with those left behind. By leaving a will you leave your affairs in order therefore simplifying matters after you have gone and, for those of us who like to be in control, giving yourself the chance to have the final word! We can help you organise and plan your affairs, and protect and preserve your own interests and those of your family, both now and in the future, by advising on inheritance issues, your wills and estate planning and offering guidance on the duties, rights and obligations of trustees, executors or beneficiaries.Contact us //
Depending upon your jurisdiction, guardianship, delegates and powers of attorney are useful tools in helping a party to deal with the financial affairs of another, whether that is paying bills, managing bank accounts or otherwise. If you need assistance dealing with your own affairs then a power of attorney may be appropriate. This will enable you to choose who can carry out any actions, and the extent to which they can take those decisions, on your behalf. If, however, it sadly becomes the case that an individual cannot handle their own affairs any longer then a guardian or delegate will be need to be appointed by the court to look after that individual's affairs. Whether you are choosing to give someone power to deal with your affairs, or you have a relative who can't deal with their own any longer, careful consideration needs to be given, and advice sought, to decide what route is most appropriate.Contact us //
When executors, family or friends of a deceased need to get access to assets held by their loved one, they may be asked to produce a document commonly referred to as a 'grant of probate'. A grant of probate means that an individual is given the right, by the relevant court, to deal with a deceased's estate. The deceased may have left a will or may have died intestate (without a will). It might be the case that probate has already been obtained in another jurisdiction and that a separate grant of probate needs to be obtained in Guernsey or Jersey. This can be an unfamiliar and stressful process. At Collas Crill we have many years' experience in making these types of applications. We are able to assist in simply obtaining the grant of probate, can arrange release and payment of the Channel Island assets to the relevant person, or deal with the full administration of an estate depending on your requirements.Contact us //
What is intermeddling? Intermeddling is an offence under the Probate (Jersey) Law 1998 ('the Probate Law'). Article 23 (1) of the Probate Law provides that if any person...
Introduction The law that governs organ and tissue donation has recently changed in Jersey. The Human Transplantation and Anatomy (Jersey) Law 2018 (New Law) came into...