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WILLS AND PROBATE REGISTRY
 


WILLS FOR NON- MUSLIM, ENGLISH WILLS

In a move to provide legal certainty and testamentary freedom to non-Muslim residents and non-residents and investors as long as they have assets in Dubai, after years of pressing need for clarification on the legislation, DIFC (Dubai International Financial Center) has established its Wills & Probate Registry by Resolution No.4 of 2014 issued by Sheikh H.H. Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the President of DIFC (Dubai international Financial Center)under the jurisdiction of the DIFC Courts as a new , an optimal legal solution for protecting Dubai assets, family and business after death.

DIFC is the first jurisdiction in the MENA region , where Non-Muslims satisfying various criteria will be able to register their wills under internationally-recognized common Law principles like Malaysia ,Hong Kong, China and Singapore .

The Rules, governing the Wills and Probate Registry reflect the spirit and complement existing UAE Laws on inheritance for Non-Muslim that respect the cultural and religious diversity of people residing in UAE. Only assets in Dubai can be included in wills registered in the new centre according to the draft rules. Dubai located real estate can be covered in DIFC will.

Further information about the criteria, the process of registration,legal framework,guardianship ,executors and cost of enforcement available.
 

Al Maarif Advocates & Legal Ctonsultants.
Prime Tower, Office 1112, Abraj Street, Business Bay.
P.O.Box: 40555 Deira - Dubai - U.A.E

+971 4 2229944
 
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almaarif_law@hotmail.com