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.
The rules recognising the legal formality of wills in the Cayman Islands are prescriptive, requiring the will to be executed in writing
We have deep understanding of the complexity surrounding the legal, business and personal aspects of running a family office in the Cayman Islands.
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.
Legislative amendments to the Cayman Islands' Trusts Law have been passed and are expected to take effect shortly.
In order for a Cayman Islands Will to be valid it must be both ‘essentially' valid and ‘formally' valid.
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, ...
The Cayman Islands' Formal Validity of Wills (Persons Dying Abroad) Law, 2018 came into effect on 1 February 2019.
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...
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.
Matrimonial property is broadly defined as "property acquired during marriage".
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...
To say the very least, matrimonial disputes can be a trying and traumatic state of affairs for all involved
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 ...
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.
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.
"Prenuptial agreements: they aren’t worth the paper they’re written on in Cayman."
Bedell Cristin Cayman Partnership
As a Testator, you are not going to be around to put the record straight on your ability to make your Will.