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A non muslim expat (both resident or non resident) can make a will in the UAE to guide the transfer of his / her UAE assets upon death. There are 3 ways to do this in UAE. First through the Dubai courts, second through the DIFC registry or through your Home country Embassy legalization.
Procedure to recover assets after death, more information
How to make a personal will in India? Making a India Will is best done with help of professional agency using court prescribed Will formats.
Will Drafting - Specimen Will sample draft deeds for Hindu, Muslim, etc. will be prepared for client depending on marital status, children, location of assets, religion.
We undertake - Legal drafting of Will and Last testaments. Trust, Tax and Estate planning. Registration of Wills. Complete Succession sets comprising Acknowledgement of debt, Power of attorneys, Letter of wishes, Asset lists etc.
We also undertake: Legal case work for Probates, Grant of Succession certificate, Letters of Administration, Legal Heir certificate in Mumbai, Bangalore etc. for Wills drafted by us and other Wills
Muslim owning movable assets and property in the UAE can take steps to ensure that his / her entire (100%) property ends up with the intended beneficiaries such as a spouse. Muslims, both residents and non residents living in the UK, India etc. who own property in the UAE can avail of this service.
Below Table applicable to UAE wills only
|Description||Dubai Courts||DIFC Courts||Embassy Legalization|
|Can I make a UAE Will myself?||
|Anyone of age of majority (21yrs) and sound of mind may write their own will and change it anytime during their life, without consulting an attorney or of a professional legal representative - DIFC||
|Market rates for Professional Will drafting service||
3000 to 15000 AED
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10000 to 15000 AED
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500 to 2000 AED
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*2100 AED Single Will
*4200 AED 2 Mirror wills
(*effective since April 1, 2014. Prior to this it was 85 AED)
10000 AED Single will
15000 AED 2 Mirror wills
5000 AED extra to include guardianship
7500 AED extra for mirror guardianship
During probate required attestation by MoFA
|500-800 AED||In English only. Arabic legal translation to be done at time of probate only and attested by MoFA.|
|Embassy attestation||n/a||n/a||approx 200 AED|
|UAE MoFA Min of Foreign affairs||n/a||n/a||n/a (done later during probate)|
|UAE Min of Justice||n/a||n/a||n/a|
|Can I make a joint will with my spouse?||No (It was possible till mid 2014). You must now make a Mirror wills which costs double, see above.||No. You must now make a Mirror will which costs more see above.||Yes. but we recommend 2 Mirror wills, which is more easily recognized in the UAE|
|Do I need to write down all my assets in the Will?||
No. Not required.
If you do you need to pay an additional 0.25% of the asset value.
|Language||Arabic + English or other foreign language||English only||English|
How is your (Deca) service any different? We handle international clients from UAE, UK and India. Upon the passing away of clients, we are often called upon to handle their asset transmission (Will probates, Intestate transmission, Succession certificates, Legal heir certificates, Grant of letters of Administration etc.) on behalf of their families and have recovered millions of dollars worth of UAE and international property for their families. Unlike most other service providers, we not only draft wills but also handle the court and legal process for the family. Working with the system has shown us additional techniques which can be used in combination with Wills to guarantee the transmission of assets.
Should i make a will through Dubai courts, through DIFC courts or Home courts? The key to this answer lies in knowing how the probate is executed in either case. Email us for more information
A will is a legally binding document that a person draws up to
Why make a Will? A Will helps protect children & property, especially in the UAE . It prevents disputes which arise within families after death. It prevents property from litigation and/or being decided by courts. A will eliminates the need for the grieving family to spend large sums of money and time to obtain a simple succession certificate from the courts. In addition, the courts will insist that they get 'no-objection' letters from extended family members who may be hard to reach or even hostile.
A Succession set comprises a Last Will and Testament, a set of POA's (Power of Attorney), Letter of Wishes and an Asset list. A succession set can be drawn up regardless of age, nationality, religion, marital status & location of assets.
Who needs a will? Persons with assets, persons with property, or property in more than one country (UK, UAE, Dubai, Abudhabi, India, Canada etc), employees / business owners
etc. We serve resident and expatriate individuals & couples from all walks of life and residing all over the world
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