Wills and Succession

When living in the UAE, understanding the laws pertaining to succession or, what happens to your money and property if you die is very important. Many people are not aware that the local courts have the ability to apply Sharia where the deceased hasn’t left explicit legal instruction on how to distribute their belongings. This effectively allows someone else to assess your assets and distribute them according to the principles of Sharia law.

In simple terms, when someone dies, their assets are frozen until debts and liabilities have been cleared. Remember that this can also apply to shared assets and business assets and can cause considerable disruption and damage over and above the impact of losing a loved one or partner.

Our qualified and experienced lawyers will assist you in drawing up and correctly registering your will to make sure the inheritance you leave behind goes to those who you wish to receive it.