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Dubai Wills specialists

  1. 1. What if tomorrow never comes?<br />Have you ever considered?<br />
  2. 2. Under Sharia Law if a husband died, what share of his total estate in the UAE would his wife receive?<br />100%<br />80%<br />50%<br />1/8<br />
  3. 3.  If you are single under Sharia Law who would inherit your estate under the UAE should you die?<br />Your parents<br />Your sister<br />Your brother<br />The state<br />
  4. 4. Under Sharia Law upon a fathers death is the surviving  mother the automatic legal guardian of any children they have?<br />Yes<br />May be<br />No<br />
  5. 5. If a married couple own property in joint names in the UAE, upon the death of either spouse does the surviving spouse automatically inherit it?<br />Yes – where it is expressly stated in a Will<br />NO – where there is no Will and relying solely on property being in joint names<br />
  6. 6. Do joint accounts in the UAE get frozen if either spouse died?<br />No<br />Not sure<br />Yes<br />
  7. 7. About us<br />Headed by a bona fide UK-qualified lawyer Nita Maru. <br />We are highly specialized in Wills/Sharialaw.<br />The firm has been issued a specific license for drafting wills in the UAE.<br />Dubai-based with office in Indigo Tower, Jumeirah Lakes Towers.<br />Expanded to Abu Dhabi.<br />The Wills Specialists caters to expatriates of all nationalities.<br />
  8. 8. About us<br />Team comprises of Arabic speakers, well-versed with Shariah Law, Dubai Courts and judges.
<br />Benchmark for ethics and professionalism.<br />Comprehensive Estate/Asset planning services provided.<br />
  9. 9. The legislation<br />Article 17 - Law of UAE Civil Code:<br />Conflicting articles.<br />Currently grey area in relation to Inheritance and Succession issues.<br />Legislation not updated.<br />
  10. 10. Implications of Sharia Law<br />Default Law is Sharia Law:<br />Authorities intervene regarding guardianship of children.<br />Guardianship can be awarded to another family member even if mother is surviving.<br />Executors can be nominated on your behalf.<br />
  11. 11. Implications of Sharia Law<br />Default Law is Sharia Law:<br />Under Sharia Law, the wife of the deceased receives one-eighth of the total estate. <br />Sons receive double the share of daughters.<br />Parents received one-sixth. <br />Distribution is fixed as per reserved portions.<br />
  12. 12. Implications of Sharia Law<br />Default Law is Sharia Law:<br />Within an hour of a fatality, bank accounts get frozen (even joint accounts).<br />Bank accounts remain frozen until all liabilities cleared (loans / credit cards / debts).<br />Visas are cancelled where husband is sponsor.<br />Property owned in joint names –no right of survivorship concept.<br />
  13. 13. Services<br />Drafting of UAE / Shariah-compliant wills.<br />Advice and drafting of UK wills with or without trusts.<br />Personal / Single wills.<br />Mirror wills (includes two wills – one for husband, one for wife).<br />
  14. 14. Services<br />Wills for self-employed / business proprietors.<br />Power of Attorney.<br />Advisory services related to succession / inheritance issues.<br />Attestation / Notarization by UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs.<br />Legal translation by a court-approved legal translator.<br />
  15. 15. With a will you are protecting your children.<br />It’s one of the most effective ways of appointing Guardians and ensuring your children’s future is secure. You can appoint interim and full time guardians.<br />
  16. 16. With a will you will be in control.<br />However, if you don’t have a will, others will decide how your estate is divided when you die.<br />
  17. 17. Benefits<br />Will document will over ride the Shariah Law if you are a non-Muslim. <br />Will is evidence of your intentions –Only way to ensure your wishes are carried out.<br />If you are a parent who will look after your children? –Appoint Guardians of your choice.<br />You can nominate your own executors.<br />You can provide for children from previous relationships.<br />
  18. 18. Benefits<br />You can set up exclusion clauses.<br />NO Family arguments. <br />Make a provision for a Charity.<br />Will brings, security, reassurance and peace of mind –making you in control.<br />
  19. 19. “<br />Now that I am completing the UAE-will process with Nita, I feel that I am truly doing everything I can to protect my children’s future. If you have children and don’t have a UAE will, you should call Nita. <br />Dr. Amanda Peters<br />”<br />
  20. 20. “<br />It is difficult to find a level of service that matches what we would take for granted back home and I am so glad that I decided to instruct Nita to prepare my wills. Thank you for doing that for me.<br />Rosie Brotherston<br />”<br />
  21. 21. Plan your future.<br />We make it easy for you to plan for your future and that of your family whatever it holds.<br />
  22. 22. Take control.<br />With a Will you get to leave exactly what you want and to whom you want; giving you control over what happens when you die.<br />
  23. 23. Reassure them.<br />A will brings security, reassurance and above all peace of mind - not just for you but for all those who depend on you either now or in the future.<br />
  24. 24. Stop assuming.<br />It's better to ask questions than to make assumptions.<br />
  25. 25. Talk to us.<br />Office Suite 307, Indigo Tower, Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Dubai<br />Tel No. : +971 04 448 4284 <br />Mobile No. : +971 50 241 9704<br />Email: <br />Web:<br />
  26. 26. Secure the ones you love<br />…it’s never too early, but often too late.<br />