Get Wise – Make A Will

As expatriate families, you are concerned about protecting your wealth wisely during your lifetime. But as a specialist lawyer, Nita Maru says it is more important o protect your assets – and your family – by deciding now what to do when faced with death.
My husband and I jointly own a freehold apartment in Dubai. […]

The Family Business & Succession Planning

If you own or part own a business or a professional practice, it is important that your estate and succession planning begin today. As a business owner, it’s quite likely that a significant portion of your wealth–and your family’s source of income after your death–is tied up in the family business. The success of your […]

Where there is a Will, there’s a Legacy

When you are living and earning in the UAE, you need to meticulously plan your assets and their distribution rights after you are no more. Not having a legally documented will for your assets here can have undesirable consequences. Shariah Law is very different to the laws of your home country and affects the distribution […]

Secure the ones you love…..it’s never too early, but often too late.

One of the most devastating things that can happen to any family is the unexpected death of a beloved member. Imagine, if you can, how you would feel if as a result of the death of a loved one, your bank accounts were frozen and family assets were not distributed according to the deceased but […]

Secure the ones you love

One of the most devastating things that can happen to any family is the unexpected death of loved one. The harsh realities of Sharia law mean that your bank accounts could be frozen and the guardianship of your children be in question if a will is not in place. Wills expert Nita Maru, of The […]

A Complicated Business

Continuing our series of Q&As on the complexities of sharia law, our wills expert Nita Maru highlights the importance of drawing up a will in the UAE. The consequences of not making a will could seriously affect the future of your family and friends.
Q. IF BOTH MY HUSBAND AND I SUDDENLY DIE IN CAR CRASH […]

Family – The Facts of UAE Law

SHARIAH LAW IS VERY DIFFERENT TO THE LAWS OF YOUR HOME COUNTRY AND COULD AFFECT BOTH THE DISTRIBUTION OF YOUR ASSETS AND THE GUARDIANSHIP OF YOUR CHILDREN. NITA MARU, SHARES HER EXPERTISE.
One of the most devastating things that can happen to any family is the unexpected and unprepared for death of a beloved member. Imagine […]