What Every Expatriate Family Should Know About Inheritance Law in the UAE

By most measures, expats make up a majority of the people living in the UAE. But until recently, local inheritance laws confused and frustrated hundreds of these expats every year. The big concern that expat investors and families alike have … Read More

Lawyers: Write a will or your family will suffer

Writing a will protects your loved ones should the worst happen LAWYERS ADVISE NON-MUSLIM EXPATS TO DRAFT DOCUMENT COVERING DISTRIBUTION OF ASSETS AND CUSTODY OF CHILDREN Dubai: Writing a will not only protects the distribution of your UAE assets in … Read More

Why every expat in Dubai needs a will (and how to get one)

Think you need to be old and wealthy to have a will? Wrong. Every Dubai resident needs to protect their assets and legacy, so we spoke to the experts about the new DIFC Wills & Probate Registry to find out … Read More

DIFC Wills and Probate Registry registered 650 wills last year – Registry launches mobile app platform

Dubai: The DIFC Wills and Probate Registry has registered a total of 650 wills this past year. Launched in May 2015, the Registry provides non-Muslim expatriates with legal certainty and the ability to register English language wills covering Dubai estates … Read More

DIFC registry records 650 wills in 2015

Seventy per cent of the wills registered were executed by both husbands and wives. This number has significantly increased over the past few months. The DIFC Wills and Probate Registry, or the Registry, registered 650 wills in 2015. Launched in … Read More

Revealed: Expats in 20s get wills done in Dubai

Families with young children more sensitive to early succession planningDUBAI Non-Muslim expats as young as their 20s and 30s are getting their wills registered to cover their Dubai assets and estates, XPRESS can reveal. Mihaela Moldoveanu, senior manager at the … Read More

UAE inheritance laws – your questions answered

As if expat life were not fraught enough with challenges and complications, families of those who invest in properties here face further complications in the sad event that the property owner passes away without a will.Nita Maru, a Solicitor and … Read More

DIFC Wills and Probate and Registry

Non-muslim expats can now register a Will under international Common Law. The Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) launched the DIFC Wills and Probate Registry (WPR) that allows non-Muslim expats to control what happens to their assets based in Dubai in … Read More

Why expats in the UAE need to plan for the worst

If your family is left behind grieving, stranded and strapped for cash, it won’t be because you did something wrong. It will be because you did nothing. As an expat living in the UAE you can be forgiven for thinking … Read More

How to: Pay for registering your DIFC expat will in installments

Partnership to offer zero per cent easy payment plans up to 12 months – making Will registration easier in Dubai A little more than one year ago, DIFC Wills came into force that ensured the wishes of the testators are … Read More