“The process was simple, far cheaper than any other DIFC approved lawyer, and was completed very efficiently within only a few days. I happily recommend Legal Inz if you need a DIFC will.”
David Malloch and Elizabeth Ann Malloch
“Thank you Legal Inz for all the patience, detail, explanations and coordination in preparing our Notary Mirror Wills. We truly appreciate your help and comfortable services”
Sanjaykumar Goyal and Usha Sanjay Goyal
“A big thank to Legal Inz for such efficient delivery of the documents and service for my Vehicle Power of Attorney”
“I am really impressed with the professionalism of Legalinz staff. You assisted me from start to the end keeping in view the urgency of the task. I will fly home tomorrow with less things to worry about”
“This is to let you know that I am very pleased with Legalinz services. When I contacted your company to prepare a Last Will for DIFC, I was a bit aware of using an online legal service. I have to say that you have exceeded my expectations. The initial contact and payment was easy and during the preparation of the Last Will I had a lot of questions which were promptly answered by email. The instructions on what to do when going to DIFC Court were clear which resulted in an easy and speedy process. Thank you”
“Everything went extremely well and our Property Mirror Wills were duly signed and witnessed. Thank you Legal Inz for dealing with our Wills so efficiently and professionally”
Keith Wallis and Diane Wallis
“It was an absolute pleasure to deal with such professional and friendly staff who were highly effective in assisting with the draft of our mirror wills”
Jill and Gordon Povey
“I requested the Legal Inz services through the website and found the process to be very simple and easy to follow. The support provided throughout the process was thorough and extremely professional. I will certainly recommend Legal Inz to all my friends. ”
“I found Legal Inz website to surprisingly simple and easy to follow. This gave me confidence in requesting the DIFC Will and Power of Attorney straight away. The service provided after the request was excellent and I was properly guided throughout the process. I will certainly recommend Legal Inz to friends and anyone visiting the website. ”
Esther Lim, Malaysia
“We found the online wills form submission process to be seamless and surprisingly easy to follow. The team was practical in their approach to drafting, focussed on delivery and always available to answer any queries. We would certainly recommend Legal Inz to friends. ”
Sunil Kumar Velloth
“Our Notary wills and DIFC wills are now registered and all the work has been done professionally by Legal Inz. We take this opportunity to thank you, and the service provided was Professional, Seamless, Extremely smooth. Special thanks to Ms.Fizza, for her effective coordination. ”
“Thanks a lot for your wonderful support, Legal Inz team. We have found the service and legal advice to be thorough, convenient and cost-effective. ”
“Thanks for your prompt execution. Thanks for your outstanding service. I appreciate as well your prompt replies to all of my electronic and phone inquiries. I will not hesitate to recommend your services to anyone I encounter in need of any form of legal guidance! ”
“I found Legal Inz Wills form to be surprisingly simple. The entire process after filling in the form until the signing of my Will was taken care of extremely well. I give full marks for convenience and professional approach. I would certainly recommend this to friends. ”
“Legal Inz provided me an extremely efficient and cost-effective service ensuring that I understand all aspects of estate planning and protection of my assets in the UAE. I would recommend Legal Inz thoroughly. ”
“I created my will and powers of attorney with Legal Inz. They saved a lot my time by taking instructions through the website. The lawyers took care of the entire process making it simple and easy. I will surely be back if I need anything further. ”
“I contacted Legal Inz by filling in their online form. Once that was done from my side, the entire process of writing my Will was smooth. The lawyers answered all my questions, made all arrangements for the registration of my Will with the DIFC WPR and the whole process was completed without any hassle. I will surely be back if I need any further help. ”
Dr. Bhoopal Reddy - United Kingdom
“The Legal Inz online form was straight forward and we found it really easy to fill it in. Legal Inz made the entire process of registering my Will and Power of Attorney quite seamless. I am quite happy with the quality of service received. I will be back if I need any other legal assistance ”
“Thank you for your assistance with the creation of my Will, I have found the whole process very efficient. ”
“Legal Inz provided us with highly practical advice. We were very pleased with the level of service that we received. The lawyers were always available to answer queries via email or by phone. We were pleasantly surprised at their follow-ups throughout the whole process and the fee charged was highly competitive. We would highly recommend Legal Inz.”
Emiliano and Liliana Marquesini
“Legal Inz provided a timely and efficient service while preparing my Will. A nice cost-effective solution for everyone in order to protect their families and UAE assets! ”
“We found the process of writing our wills to be extremely easy. The service provided by Legal Inz is very convenient.”
Gregor and Marijana Glavac
“Legal Inz provided us with a timely and efficient legal advice. The entire process was handled in a professional manner and we would recommend Legal Inz.”
Shivanand R Challamarad
“Legal Inz handled the process of preparing my UAE Will very efficiently. The service was prompt and professional. I would certainly recommend Legal Inz.”
“I got in touch with Legal Inz by sending a simple enquiry through the website. They got in touch with me shortly afterwards and made the whole process of writing our UAE wills really convenient. The only time we had to step outside our residence was to sign the wills before the notary public.”
“Legal Inz helped us with our UAE wills. The advice was appropriate and we found the overall service to be very convenient and reliable. All went well with reference to notarizing in UAE as well.”
Milan and Preeti Kothari
“I felt that I should write to thank you and the team at Legal Inz for writing our UAE wills and advising us. We found the service very convenient and the lawyers handled the entire process highly professionally. You gave us useful advice about the notary as well which we would not have known as we do not live in the UAE. Thank you very much.”
Ian and Janet Dooge
“Legal Inz Law firm helped me to do my Will. I was impressed with the process they adopted, and the explanations and guidance they provided on all aspects. What I imagined to be a difficult matter to accomplish turned out to be fairly easy. Thanks to Legal Inz and their user friendly approach.”
Dennis A Soares
3 Simple Steps – Wills in Dubai & Will Writing Services for Dubai, UAE
Choose the type of Will and fill out our simple form in about 10 minutes.
You will receive the Will(s) drafted by our lawyers by email.
We will finalise your Will(s) and guide you on signing and registration.
To complete your Wills in Dubai, UAE, our simple form requires you to answer a few questions such as:
- Names of your family
- Who will get your property
- Who will act as guardian for your children
Filling in our form is completely free. You will only be required to make payment upon completing the form if you wish to go ahead with preparing the Wills in Dubai.
UAE courts adhere to Sharia Law in respect of the distribution of assets of a non-muslim UAE expat where he or she dies without a Will in place. The UAE law allows the non-Muslims to choose the laws of their home country to apply to their inheritance. This can be done through a clearly drafted Will.
So, having a Will is mandatory in the UAE.
These Wills are signed before the Notary Public (Courts) in the respective Emirates. This option is suitable for individuals having assets in:
Ras Al Khaimah
Only for individuals with assets in Dubai and/or Ras Al Khaimah
DIFC Wills Service Centre (formerly known as DIFC Wills & Probate Registry) has been set up specifically to cater for the requirements of non-Muslims owning assets in Dubai and Ras Al Khaimah.
Benefits of registering a Will with DIFC
1. The registration will give you assurance on the distribution of movable and immovable assets as per your wishes
2. Legal regime is clear and unambiguous
3. Probate process is simpler, quicker and cheaper than other court processes in the UAE
1. You must be a non-Muslim and over 21 years
2. Your assets must be situated in Dubai and/or Ras Al Khaimah
Service is available for both residents and non-residents
Read our Article on 5 reasons for registering a Will with DIFC Wills Service Centre
Here are the 4 main benefits of registering Wills in Dubai
Wills in Dubai allow non-Muslims to declare their beneficiaries, appoint guardians for children below 21 years of age and appoint executors for the execution of Will upon death. The Will registration also makes the process of probate simpler. Each of these benefits are outlined below in detail:
1. Declare your beneficiaries
If you are a non-Muslim either having assets or residing in Dubai, you have the following two (2) options in respect of the distribution of your estate upon your death:
Option 1 – Do not register a Will in Dubai
You can leave your estate behind without the registration of your Will in Dubai. If you choose this option, your estate will be distributed amongst your legal heirs in accordance with the Sharia Law. The probate process for the distribution of your estate would require the court to first establish the list of your legal heirs as per the Sharia Law. Once this is done, the court would issue the probate order outlining the share of each legal heir in view of the principles of Sharia. Typically, a wife gets 1/8 of the estate of a deceased husband. Other legal heirs usually include children, parents and possibly siblings and grand-children.
Option 2 – Register a Will in Dubai
The law allows non-Muslims to register their Wills in Dubai and choose their specific beneficiaries. The registered Wills confirm the non-application of Sharia Law to the estate of non-Muslims. Following this route, a Will would confirm the names and shares of each of the beneficiaries. The process of determining the legal heirs under Sharia Law does not apply in this case. Technically, you can choose anyone as your beneficiary who may inherit 100% of your estate. If you choose more than one (1) persons as your beneficiaries, you can assign the relevant percentage of shares of your estate to each of the beneficiaries. Alternate beneficiaries should be appointed to cover situations where the primary beneficiaries do not survive.
Typically, all married expat couples in the UAE choose each other as beneficiaries of 100% of each other’s estate and, if both spouses pass away together, children are chosen to be the alternate beneficiaries with the estate divided between them equally.
2. Appoint guardians for your minor children
In the absence of a duly registered Will in Dubai, the guardianship of your children below the age of 21 years may be determined by the court in view of the Sharia Law. The process may include the determination of the best candidate to play the role of a legal guardian even when the mother of the minor children is alive. To avoid this situation, it may be best for you to register your Will and declare your wife as the guardian of your minor children and appoint alternate guardians to cover a situation where you and your wife pass away together. The Will can also cover the appointment of temporary guardians where the alternate permanent guardians reside outside the UAE. Any guardian appointed in the Will must be over the age of 21 years.
3. Appoint your executors
An executor is a person who takes the Will to the relevant court and have it implemented. In the absence of a Will, it remains unclear as to who would pursue the probate proceedings at the relevant court. If you wish to register your Will, you may want to appoint your primary beneficiary (such as your spouse) as the executor of your Will. This would ensure that the beneficiary is in charge of the probate proceedings. An executor can also be someone who is not a primary beneficiary or is not a beneficiary in the Will. An executor is also required to be over the age of 21 years for the appointment to be valid in a Will.
4. Make the probate process easy for your family
As a Will provides clear instructions on the distribution of estate as well as the appointment of guardians and executors, the process of probate becomes simple. In the absence of a Will, the court needs to first establish the legal heirs which in itself could take longer time and prove logistically challenging for everyone. This part of the process is avoided through the Will which enables the court to simply issue the probate order based on the Will.
Given the benefits, registration of Wills in Dubai by non-Muslims is critical to any estate planning exercise and should be given due consideration by those non-Muslims either having assets or living in Dubai.
- What is a Will?
- Why do I need a Will in UAE?
- What is a Notary Public Will?
- What is a DIFC Will?
- What is an Legal Inz’s online Will form?
- What is a Single Will?
- What are Mirror Wills?
Why Choose Legal Inz for professional will writing services in Dubai?
- Our lawyers have world-class experience in estate planning matters in the UAE and other international jurisdictions.
- Our state-of-the-art portal saves your precious time and allows you to initiate and finalise your Will without leaving your home/office in UAE.
- Our will writing services for Dubai and rest of the UAE include changes to your draft Will within 6 months after signing. This will give you necessary peace of mind on drafting fee if your situation changes after signing your Will.
- We prepare the draft Will within three (3) working days after you have filled in our online form.
- We provide lifetime support to all our clients availing our will writing services.
Helping you choose between Single and Mirror Wills
A single Will is suitable for an individual and is typically prepared for someone who is not married. A married individual may also request a single Will where his/her spouse does not have any assets in the UAE (such as bank account or other property) at all.
In a single Will, you can make specific gifts of money or property or leave the entire property to any person you like. A single Will allows you to appoint guardians for children, leave gifts to specific people and also to express any other wishes.
Mirror Wills are basically 2 individual single Wills and are appropriate for married couples either having assets in individual or joint names. You save money by requesting the Mirror Wills rather than as two single Wills.
In Mirror Wills, each spouse can make specific gifts of money or property or leave each of their entire property to any person they like. Mirror Wills cover distribution of property, guardianship, appointment of executors and provisions for specific gifts.
We Come to You
Many of our expat clients are working couples and do not find spare time during the week days for various important personal issues. These clients have shown great interest in putting in place their Wills in the UAE. Given the demand, we have launched exclusive service to help our clients write their Wills in Dubai. Our specialist lawyers are now happy to meet you at your preferred location on Saturdays. The lawyers are glad to answer any queries you have in relation to the UAE in the UAE and take instructions for preparing your Will on the spot.
What if I do not have a UAE Will?
UAE courts adhere to Sharia law in respect of the distribution of assets of a non-muslim UAE expat where he or she dies without a Will in place.
The UAE law allows the non-Muslims to choose the laws of his or her home country to apply to their inheritance. This can be done through a clearly drafted Will. So, having a Will is mandatory in the UAE. Non-Muslim UAE expats or individuals otherwise having assets in the UAE must either register their Wills with the Notary Public or the DIFC Wills Service Centre. Click here to to find out which of the two (2) options you should choose.
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