DIFC Wills Cover UAE/Global AssetsNita Maru
DIFC Wills Cover UAE & Global Assets
The DIFC Wills and Probate Registry allows non-Muslims to have the freedom to decide what happens to their assets and children upon their death giving them the peace of mind that Sharia law will not apply. The DIFC Wills and Probate Registry, an initiative of the government of Dubai, has now been extended to include assets outside of Dubai and Ras Al Khaimah. Therefore non-Muslims can now include assets (i.e. property, business, bank accounts) held in any part or the UAE, or globally. When it comes to guardianship however, this remains limited to the jurisdictions of Dubai and RAK.
As of June 30th, 2019, Order No. 3 of 2019 of the DIFC Court’s Wills and Probate Registry allows testators to include assets which fall outside Dubai and RAK within their Will. If this may be of interest to you, we strongly suggest you speak to us in advance of registering a DIFC Will so that we may advise you of the risks and benefits of the jurisdiction of your Will.
Due to our expertise and knowledge of wills and inheritance matters in this region, we are pleased to have participated in the working group involved in formulating and contributing to the Wills and Probate Registry Rules. TWS has successfully registered a high volume of DIFC Wills to date.
Our Legal Consultants are authorized Will Draftsmen, as per the requirements of the DIFC Wills and Probate Registry.
To obtain more information about DIFC Wills, email us at email@example.com or call +971 4 448 4284.
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