DIFC Wills Cover UAE & Global Assets

The DIFC Wills Service Centre 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 Service Centre, 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 Service Centre 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 Service Centre 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 Service Centre.

To obtain more information about DIFC Wills, email us at info@twslegal.ae or call +971 4 448 4284.

Our articles on DIFC Wills

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New Dubai Law No. 15 – Nita Maru

November 19th, 2017|0 Comments

New Dubai Law on Non-Muslim Wills and Administration of Non-Muslim Estates in Dubai.

Non-Muslim expats welcome a new law recently issued in Dubai which creates a legal framework for registration and enforcement of non-Muslim wills.  It […]

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Non-Muslims with assets in RAK may now include them in Dubai wills – Nita Maru

March 8th, 2017|0 Comments

A digital platform will be launched on Sunday allowing non-Muslims with assets in the emirate of Ras Al Khaimah to include these items in their Dubai-registered will.Dubai International Financial Centre Wills & Probate Registry (DIFC […]

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Frequently asked questions on wills in the UAE – Nita Maru

March 8th, 2017|Comments Off on Frequently asked questions on wills in the UAE – Nita Maru

More than 2,000 UAE residents have now registered their will with Dubai International Financial Centre’s Wills and Probate Registry. The registry was set up in May 2015 to help non-Muslims ensure that their assets in […]

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Why expats in the UAE need to plan for the worst – Nita Maru

May 31st, 2016|0 Comments

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 […]

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Common mistakes to avoid while drafting a will – Nita Maru

April 26th, 2016|0 Comments

Why wills that are homemade or prepared by unlicensed writers are often found to be invalid and ineffective in the UAE
DUBAI: Incorrectly drawn up wills are often found to be invalid and ineffective in the […]

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UAE expatriates must start planning today for tomorrow – Nita Maru

February 17th, 2016|0 Comments

A will is essential to protect your family and assets.It is not a pleasant subject to think and talk about. However, all expatriates living in the UAE need to be aware that the laws over […]

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DIFC Wills and Probate and Registry – Nita Maru

February 13th, 2016|0 Comments

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 […]

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DIFC Wills and Probate Registry – Nita Maru

September 15th, 2015|Comments Off on DIFC Wills and Probate Registry – Nita Maru

Nita Maru, Solicitor and Managing Partner of TWS Legal Consultants talks about the new regulations regarding wills announced by DIFC.

In a landmark move the DIFC introduced new rules, relating to succession and inheritance matters for […]