Wills Estate Succession Planning

As UAE has become a land for the expatriate community the issue of inheritance is fundamental to the protection of one’s assets especially in the UAE. The UAE’s laws are rooted in Islamic principles and the UAE Court apply the Shariah Law doctrine for any matter contested in terms of Inheritance.

The UAE law allows non-Muslim expats to create a Will and during the period of Probate, the UAE Courts will oversee the enforceability of the instrument in place and reaffirm its validity.

There are many factors which need to be considered before drafting a will which protects the entire assets and properties of the testator. When the Judges enforce the instrument of the testator, the will in place should be consistent with the principles of Sharia and therefore no assurance is given for the enforceability of a foreign will with the guidelines of foreign laws. Therefore, it is crucial to seeks an expert family lawyer in Dubai with the experience to strategically draft and instrument an effective will.

In the UAE Wills can be drafted either through the mechanisms of the Dubai Court which covers properties and assets registered throughout the UAE. While the DIFC Wills and Probate Registry covers the jurisdiction of Dubai and Ras Al Khaimah.

Proconsult Family Lawyers have in-depth knowledge and expertise in the fields of inheritance, wills and succession planning in the UAE to strategically plan avoid any risk pertaining to the distribution of assets