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Carey Olsen
Discussing incapacitation and death is not run-of-the-mill dinner table conversation. In fact, it usually takes a significant event to throw the inevitability of death into sharp relief:...
Ogier
If COVID-19 has taught us anything, it's that life can be completely unpredictable. It is not possible to know what is around the corner and we are currently ...
Collas Crill
In times of unprecedented global change due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it was enlightening to read Daphne Ewing-Chow's article published in Forbes on 29 March 2020.
Conyers
Where a person dies leaving any assets (including shares) in the Cayman Islands, it is not possible to deal with those assets without first obtaining a grant of representation from the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.
Ogier
The rules recognising the legal formality of wills in the Cayman Islands are prescriptive, requiring the will to be executed in writing
Carey Olsen
We have deep understanding of the complexity surrounding the legal, business and personal aspects of running a family office in the Cayman Islands.
Conyers
Where a person has died and left assets in the Cayman Islands, it is not possible to deal with those assets without first obtaining a grant of representation from the relevant local Court.
Conyers
Legislative amendments to the Cayman Islands' Trusts Law have been passed and are expected to take effect shortly.
HSM Chambers
In order for a Cayman Islands Will to be valid it must be both ‘essentially' valid and ‘formally' valid.
Walkers
The Law revises the rules which apply when determining whether or not a will made by a person who was domiciled outside the Cayman Islands at the time of their death, but who owned assets in the jurisdiction, ...
Ogier
The Cayman Islands' Formal Validity of Wills (Persons Dying Abroad) Law, 2018 came into effect on 1 February 2019.
Ogier
This briefing note provides an overview of the process and legal considerations for a person who is not domiciled in the British Virgin Islands to write a will dealing with his or her shareholding...
HSM Chambers
On the 23rd of February 2018 the Grand Court issued a judgement which set out the current legal test for mental capacity in the Cayman Islands.
Broadhurst LLC
Matrimonial property is broadly defined as "property acquired during marriage".
Broadhurst LLC
A will is a document in writing that sets out your instructions as to how your estate (property, money, assets) are to be divided. In the Cayman Islands wills are governed by the Wills Law...
Conyers
To say the very least, matrimonial disputes can be a trying and traumatic state of affairs for all involved
Walkers
When a deceased individual has died holding Cayman Islands assets in their individual name, such as shares in a Cayman Islands company, the Succession Law (2006 Revision) of the Cayman Islands provides that ...
McGrath Tonner
In the wake of the Supreme Court's clarification of these issues, it is anticipated that parents may now be more likely to engage in negotiation and mediation to resolve child disputes of an international nature.
McGrath Tonner
On 14th October 2015, the UK Supreme Court handed down judgment in the two cases of Sharland v Sharland and Gohil v Gohil.
Higgs and Johnson
The treatment of trusts in divorce proceedings has become increasingly important since the landmark decision of the House of Lords in White v White.
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