Living and working in the United Arab Emirates is no less than a dream, but while you live this dream you have to keep in mind certain things about the local laws which can make your life difficult if you’re not aware of them. Especially, when a bread-earner or the leader of a family loses his life in Dubai or any other states of the UAE, the ignorance of local laws can really put the bereaved family in hot waters. Things become more challenging when the person who died had a written will but he simply failed to get it registered with the DIFC Wills Probate Registry. Read on to know about how registering wills in Dubai with the DIFC Wills Probate Registry can benefit families.
The DIFC Wills Probate Registry was set up to cater to the non-Muslims community living in the country and having assets in Dubai and RAK. The following aspects will explain the reasons why non-Muslims should always get their wills registered with the DIFC Wills Probate Registry.
- The DIFC Wills Probate Registry allows non-Muslims living, working, and owning assets in Dubai and RAK to get their wills registered in English language. It also lets the registered non-Muslim assets owners in the two states to transfer your assets as per your wish.
- The DIFC Wills Probate Registry gives non-Muslims the freedom to nominate any guardian for their children who are under the age of 21 years.
- Whether you live in or outside of the UAE, you can still register you wills with the DIFC Wills Probate Registry. You only have to meet three requirements, i.e. you’re a non-Muslim, you’re 21 years or more of age, and you own a movable or immovable assets in Dubai or RAK or have children under the age of 21 living in the two states.
- The DIFC Wills Probate Registry offers quick probate process to the registered non-Muslims who exist in Dubai and RAK. The DIFC Court issues probate grants and court orders for the matters relating to the distribution of assets and appointment of guardians, as per the wishes chalked out in the wills.
- You don’t need a lawyer to initiate the application for grant of probate at the DIFC Wills Probate Registry. The process doesn’t take more than a month, which is the shortest period across the UAE.