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Will Preparation

The legal framework governing wills and inheritance in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is predominantly influenced by Sharia law, an Islamic legal system. The allocation of assets among successors is regulated by Sharia law, which distinguishes it from the legal systems of other nations.

In the UAE, there are several crucial aspects to bear in mind with respect to wills and inheritance
1. Sharia law

The UAE adheres to Sharia law in its application to Muslims. The allocation of assets among descendants is predetermined in the Islamic faith, whereby distinct family members are assigned a fixed share. Inheritance rights are customarily given upon immediate relatives, including spouses, children, parents, and occasionally siblings.

2. The inheritance laws of non-Muslims

The inheritance laws of non-Muslims residing in the UAE may be influenced by the regulations of their country of origin with regard to assets held in the UAE. To ensure that their wishes are carried out, it is wise for non-Muslims to draft a will in accordance with their personal preferences.

3. Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) Wills and Probate Registry

The DIFC Wills and Probate Registry was established with the objective of providing greater estate planning flexibility to non-Muslim’s assets. Wills executed in accordance with DIFC jurisdiction are acknowledged and exempt from Sharia law.

4. Execution of Wills

Wills must be executed in adherence to the legal obligations in the United Arab Emirates. Notarization and registration with the appropriate authorities may be required. Seeking guidance from legal experts who possess expertise in wills and probate affairs in the UAE is imperative in order to guarantee adherence to the pertinent local regulations.

5. Legal Counsel

In light of the complex nature of inheritance legislation and the cultural and legal environment in the United Arab Emirates, it is essential to consult with certified legal experts. Religion and inheritance specialists in the legal profession can offer counsel customized to a client’s particular circumstances.

The services provided by our knowledgeable legal experts
1. Will Drafting

Producing a legally sound and all-encompassing document that accurately represents the desires of the client and adheres to applicable regulatory requirements.

2. Estate planning

Involves providing counsel on the most advantageous manner to distribute an individual’s estate, with consideration given to legal obligations and tax ramifications.

3. Probate Assistance

Provide support throughout the probate procedure, potentially encompassing activities such as administering the asset distribution in accordance with the will provisions and submitting the will for legal validation.

4. Legal Representation

Advocating for clients in legal proceedings pertaining to inheritance matters, in the event that conflicts emerge among beneficiaries or successors.

5. DIFC Wills and Probate Registry

Provide assistance to non-Muslim clients, if required, in the registration procedure of wills with the DIFC Wills and Probate Registry.

6. Legal Updates

Maintaining client awareness of any modifications to laws or regulations related to inheritance and wills in the United Arab Emirates.

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