About Nita Maru

Nita Maru, a British qualified solicitor and Managing Partner of TWS Legal Consultants with over 16 years of experience at senior positions held in London and the UAE. Nita has a British law degree, and is a member of The Law Society of England and Wales. She also holds a full Legal Consultancy license from the Government of Dubai Legal Affairs Department. Nita is also a Board member of the Entrepreneurs Organisation (EO) in Dubai. She is well-known for her personal yet professional approach to resolving ‘real problems faced by real people’, and can be contacted at info@twslegal.ae or Tel: (+971) 4 4484284.

Marriages are falling apart within months, says Divorce Clinic

70 per cent of incompatible couples are unable to resolve differences.Dubai: Divorce is no longer the last resort for incompatible couples as they are increasingly considering it as an option within months of their marriage, according to the Dubai Divorce Legal Clinic at TWS Legal Consultants.Nita Maru, managing partner at TWS Legal Consultants who established […]

Non-Muslims with assets in RAK may now include them in Dubai wills

A digital platform will be launched on Sunday allowing non-Muslims with assets in the emirate of Ras Al Khaimah to include these items in their Dubai-registered will.Dubai International Financial Centre Wills & Probate Registry (DIFC WPR) has extended its coverage to RAK, said Nita Maru, a solicitor and managing partner of TWS Legal Consultants, who […]

Frequently asked questions on wills in the UAE

More than 2,000 UAE residents have now registered their will with Dubai International Financial Centre’s Wills and Probate Registry. The registry was set up in May 2015 to help non-Muslims ensure that their assets in Dubai bypass Sharia Law and are handed to the beneficiaries of their choosing.
But while the registry offers peace of mind […]

Ask the expert: Rules and rights for mums-to-be

The issue of maternity leave and the rights of pregnant women is always of significant importance to parents and those intending to start a family, as illustrated by the letter in 7DAYS last week from the woman who said her boss told her not to get pregnant for five years.International Labour Standards, issued by the […]

UAE inheritance laws – your questions answered

As if expat life were not fraught enough with challenges and complications, families of those who invest in properties here face further complications in the sad event that the property owner passes away without a will.
Nita Maru, a Solicitor and Managing Partner of TWS Legal Consultants, here shares some legal advice regarding the issue.How different […]

Advice for expats divorcing in Dubai

The UAE court system can be a daunting prospect for expats – especially those who are going down the path of divorce.
Nida Chaudhry, a solicitor working with TWS Legal Consultants in Dubai, answers some of the common questions.

Where can I get a divorce?
This is the most common question expert family lawyers get asked. Legally, this […]

Why expats in the UAE need to plan for the worst

If your family is left behind grieving, stranded and strapped for cash, it won’t be because you did something wrong. It will be because you did nothing.

As an expat living in the UAE you can be forgiven for thinking about the here and now and not contemplating what might happen if you pass away. But […]

The difference between custody and guardianship in the UAE

Custody and guardianship is an often repeated concern for expats considering a divorce in the UAE.These concerns are further compounded when the parties are not aware that the laws of the UAE differ from those of the country of their nationality.
When considering a divorce, the husband and wife must note that custody and guardianship are […]

Common mistakes to avoid while drafting a will

Why wills that are homemade or prepared by unlicensed writers are often found to be invalid and ineffective in the UAE
DUBAI: Incorrectly drawn up wills are often found to be invalid and ineffective in the UAE and can lead to an estate being treated as if the person died intestate, i.e. without a will, a […]

Child custody in UAE: Big battles over little ones

Lack of awareness about UAE laws resulting in ugly situations as parents go in for divorce, say legal expertsDUBAI: The mother of a 14-year-old girl is worried sick. Since her daughter is 13-plus, she does not have automatic custody or any guardianship rights over her in the UAE. But the father, who has these rights, […]