Wills Questionnaire

To complete this questionnaire, simply download your own PDF version using this link.

If you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact us.

1. Personal details

Your full name  
Maiden or former names  
Current Address

 

 

Date of birth  
Marital status (please specify)

Single

Married

In a civil partnership

Have you been previously married or in a civil partnership?

Yes

No


If yes, when was this dissolved?
 

 
Telephone number

Home:

Mobile:

E-mail address                                                    

Domicile (your permanent home) - Are you domiciled in Jersey?

 

Were you born in Jersey?
 

Yes

No


If no, have you acquired a domicile of choice here?
 

Yes

No

If yes, from what date?


2. Existing Wills


Do you have any existing Wills?

Yes                                                                                                        

No


If yes, where are the held?

(We will need either the originals of these or copies - please contact Ogier to discuss further)

 


3. Your family


Full name of (including maiden name) of spouse/civil partner
 
                                                            
Address of spouse/partner

 

 


Full names of children and their dates of birth
 

 

Addresses of children (if different from your own)

 

Full name and address of any other dependents such as step-children
 
 


4. Your capacity

In order to make a valid Will and to reduce the chance of your Will or Wills being challenged on the grounds of lack of mental capacity, it is important that you let us know whether you have ever suffered from, or been diagnosed with, a medical condition that might impact your capacity. If so, we may need to obtain a letter from your GP confirming your capacity to make a Will or ask your GP to act as one of the witnesses to your Will.


Do you suffer from a medical condition that might affect your ability to make a valid Will?
 
                                                              

If yes, please provide further details and the name of your GP
 
 

5. Your estate

There is a distinction in Jersey Law between real or immovable property (such as freehold land or buildings) on the one hand and personal or movable property (such as cash, shares and personal possessions) on the other. The law and rules
governing these two categories of property are different and this questionnaire therefore deals with them separately. It is likely that if you own both types of property, you will need two separate Wills to be drafted.

Please note that share transfer property in Jersey is treated as a moveable asset rather than an immovable asset.

If you own immovable property in a country other than Jersey, you may need to take separate advice from a lawyer located in the jurisdiction that the property is located in. However, since 2015, most EU states now allow Jersey residents
to elect for Jersey law to apply to the succession of their foreign immovable property. Speak to your legal advisor for more information.

6. Your immovable (real) estate (ie. freehold property in Jersey)

Property details (Please complete this part if you own immovable estate in Jersey).

Property name and address Approximate value

Is property owned jointly or solely

If jointly, is this as joint tenants (and for the survivor) or as tentants in common?  

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 


Do you own property outside of Jersey? (If yes, please provide details below).

Property name and address Approximate value

Is property owned jointly or solely?

If jointly, is this as joint tenants (and for the survivor) or as tenants in common?

     
     
     

Beneficiaries

Who are the intended initial beneficiaries of your immovable estate?

Beneficiary name        

Relation    

Address        Age Name of property and percentage to inherit
         
         
         
         

In the event that the person/s named above do not survive you, who would you wish to benefit in their place?

Beneficiary name Relation Address Age Name of property and percentage to inherit
         
         
         
         

Please note that you cannot create a trust of immovable estate in Jersey so you cannot direct that your property is sole and the proceeds divided in a certain way.

7. Your moveable (personal) estate

You are required to appoint an executor of your Will covering your movable  estate who will carry out your wishes in accordance with the terms of your Will. An executor will apply for a Grant of Probate to your Will of movable estate and is responsible for gathering in and accounting for all of your assets, settling your debts and then distributing the balance. In Jersey, the application for a Grant of Probate must be made by your executor in person, meaning they will have to fly to Jersey for this purpose or appoint a Jersey based Attorney to do this on their behalf. You might therefore wish to appoint a Jersey-based executor in the first instance.

Ogier has an executorship company that is set up to provide professional executor services if required, however there are costs involved with this that are usually deducted from the estate funds in due course.

Executor

Would you like to name Ogier as your executor?

Yes

No

If no - executor name and address

Name(s)

 

Address 

 


Substitutional executor name and address (in case the first named predeceases you or is unable or unwilling to act). Ogier can act in this regard if required.
 


Assets


Please outline the extent of your movable assets, (bank accounts, investments, life policies, chattels, vehicles etc), where they are based and how they are held.
 

                        

                                                                                                                                                                                    


If you are married or in a civil partnership, do you consider your household effects to be owned jointly?
 

Yes

No


If no, please explain.
 
 

Digital assets


Do you hold any digital assets? (Bitcoin, Paypal, online accounts, music downloads)
 

Yes

No                                                         


If yes, please provide details
 
 

Are these held jointly or in your sole name?
 
 

You may not feel the need to specifically provide for these in your Will, but you should think about maintaining a list of online assets and their access details and passwords to make it easier for your executor to deal with these in due course.

Beneficiaries


Do you wish to make any gifts of specific items or sum of money to people or charities?

Yes

No                                                        

If yes, please give details:

Beneficiary name Relation Address Details of item/cash amount
       
       
       
       
If you have a spouse, civil partner or partner, do you intend for these gifts to be immediately payable on your death or only if your spouse, civil partner or partner dies before you?                                                             

Who are the intended beneficiaries of your residual movable estate - that is, the rest of your movable estate after any gifts/legacies mentioned above have been paid out?

Beneficiary name Relation Address Age Shares to receive
         
         
         
         
         

In the event that the person/s named above do not survive you, who would you wish to benefit in their place?

Beneficiary name Relation Address Age Shares to receive
         
         
         
         

8. Minor children and guardians


If you have children that are under the age of 18, do you wish to make provision to appoint someone to act as their guardian?
 

Yes

No                                                           


If yes, please provide details
 
 

Please note that under Jersey Law you can only appoint one guardian bu you can appoint an alternate in case your first named guardian cannot act for some reason.

9. Funeral arrangements


Do you have any specific funeral instructions or wishes that you want to include in your Will?
 

Yes

No                                                          


Do you wish to be buried or cremated?
 
 

Any other details?
 
 


For more information on who can benefit your Will, or what would happen if you don't leave a Will, please click here.

 

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