A Will is a legal document that declares the intentions as to what should happen to the assets belonging to anyone upon his/her death. Wills cover movable assets (cash, investment, cars, jewelry and any other personal effects) and immovable assets (i.e. real estate property).
For the UAE-based Non-Muslim expats, a validly written Will could be the only possible way to unveil the wishes to be respected in relation to any assets and children. There are two types of Wills that can be written by a non-Muslim having assets or residing in the UAE:
- Dubai Court/ Notary Public Wills:
These wills are usually drafted in English and Arabic languages (bilingual format) and registered with a Notary Public in the Emirate where the testator resides or has assets.
- DIFC Wills:
Non-Muslims in Dubai and Ras Al Khaimah have the option to register their Wills with the DIFC Wills Service Centre (DIFC WSC). These Wills are prepared and registered pursuant to the DIFC WSC rules which are based on the principles of common law.
Triple A Advocates provides services relating to the drafting of Wills, getting them attested by the Notary Public for onward submission to the Probate Administrative office at the Dubai Court or DIFC. Relying on complex legal knowledge, our lawyers provide the clients (Non-Muslims) with numerous inheritance services that include:
- Legal advice
- Drafting Single and Mirror Wills
- Registration in Probate Registries with the Dubai Court & DIFC;
- Updating the Wills for UAE Assets (Non-Muslims);
- Assistance with implementation of Wills.