About Nita Maru

Managing Partner and an English qualified solicitor, Nita Maru is a Member of The Law Society of England and Wales. She is also a full member of Society of Trusts and Estate Practitioners (STEP), the worldwide professional association for practitioners dealing with family inheritance and succession planning). She holds a full legal consultancy license from the Government of Dubai Legal Affairs Department and The Rulers’ Court. With over 20 years of experience in senior legal positions, Nita has authored numerous articles and essays on asset and wealth protection including recent articles on the new DIFC Wills and Probate Registry in ‘The National’ and ‘Gulf News’ newspapers. Her focus is on safeguarding families, children, and heirs under succession/inheritance laws in Sharia jurisdictions and helping with the administration of deceased’s’ estates. Having created a successful UAE and UK family/divorce law department, serving clients with a holistic approach to their circumstances, Nita also featured recently in the ‘Xpress’ newspaper on Divorce in the UAE. Over the years Nita has a well-established working relationship with both the Dubai and DIFC Courts. Her services are regularly recommended by consulates and embassies in the UAE. TWS Legal Consultants is also on the British Embassy’s list of recommended law firms. She is well-known for her personal yet professional approach to resolving ‘real problems faced by real people’, and can be contacted at info@twslegal.ae or Tel: (+971) 4 4484284.

How To Choose A DIFC Wills Lawyer

During these unprecedented times many people are reflecting on whether their own affairs are in order.

For expatriates living in the UAE, the importance of having a valid Will cannot be stressed strongly enough.

As of 22 March 2020, DIFC Wills can be registered virtually, via video conferencing and we have successfully registered wills for our clients […]

FAQ’s on Power of Attorney

None of us anticipates losing mental capacity.  However, with life expectancy in the UAE now around 77 years of age, cases of diseases such as dementia are expected to rise by 2030.

Loss of capacity can also affect young people who have suffered an accident or illness, which results in serious brain damage.  Therefore, whatever your […]

Safeguarding your family and assets in the UAE

My husband and I jointly own a freehold apartment in Dubai. If one of us dies, will the living spouse or our children automatically inherit it?

My cousin and I are business partners and equal shareholders in a small business in Dubai. In the event of my death, will my shares in the company pass automatically […]

Giving thought to preparing a Will

When do you think expats in the UAE should start thinking of having a will prepared? How important do you think it is for people not to procrastinate on this and why?

TWS:  For expatriates in the UAE, there is a very simple reason to make a will. The Dubai Government official website states that ‘the […]

Why incorporate a company in Dubai?

Dubai, the populous and most multicultural Emirate of the United Arab Emirates has emerged over the years as a financial powerhouse and entrepreneurial hub.

It has achieved this vaunted status by evolving a sophisticated and efficient corporate governance model which has made it incredibly easy to incorporate companies and conduct business.

The Department of Economic Development (“DED”) […]

Why January is known as ‘Divorce Month’

For family lawyers, January is known as ‘Divorce Month’. The reason behind this is by and large the preceding holiday period. Either couples wish to spend one last Christmas or New Year period as a family before taking the step towards dissolving the marriage or the holidays act to exacerbate and highlight underlying tensions and […]

The Family Business & Succession Planning

If you own or part own a business or a professional practice, it is important that your estate and succession planning begin today. As a business owner, it’s quite likely that a significant portion of your wealth–and your family’s source of income after your death–is tied up in the family business. The success of your […]

Frequently asked questions relating to Divorce

What happens once I have contacted a family lawyer?

One of our dedicated family law team will meet with you in order to understand the facts of your individual case and what you would like to achieve. This is usually done in a first consultation, which in most cases will be for a fixed […]

Planning Today for Tomorrow – Make a Will.

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 about the here and now and not contemplating what might happen if you pass away. But […]

What are the rights of a father in a divorce?

Whether you decide to divorce in the UK or the UAE, it is imperative for parents to be aware of and understand their position in relation to any children of the family. In the UAE, there are two aspects involved in the care of children: Custody (Hadana) and Guardianship (Wilaya). Custodians are the caretakers of […]