About Nita Maru

Managing Partner and an English qualified solicitor, Nita Maru is a Member of The Law Society of England and Wales. She is also a full member of Society of Trusts and Estate Practitioners (STEP), the worldwide professional association for practitioners dealing with family inheritance and succession planning). She holds a full legal consultancy license from the Government of Dubai Legal Affairs Department and The Rulers’ Court. With over 20 years of experience in senior legal positions, Nita has authored numerous articles and essays on asset and wealth protection including recent articles on the new DIFC Wills and Probate Registry in ‘The National’ and ‘Gulf News’ newspapers. Her focus is on safeguarding families, children, and heirs under succession/inheritance laws in Sharia jurisdictions and helping with the administration of deceased’s’ estates. Having created a successful UAE and UK family/divorce law department, serving clients with a holistic approach to their circumstances, Nita also featured recently in the ‘Xpress’ newspaper on Divorce in the UAE. Over the years Nita has a well-established working relationship with both the Dubai and DIFC Courts. Her services are regularly recommended by consulates and embassies in the UAE. TWS Legal Consultants is also on the British Embassy’s list of recommended law firms. 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.

DIFC Wills and Probate and Registry – Nita Maru

Non-muslim expats can now register a Will under international Common Law.

The Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) launched the DIFC Wills and Probate Registry (WPR) that allows non-Muslim expats to control what happens to their assets based in Dubai in the event of their death.
Nita Maru is a UK-qualified solicitor and managing partner at TWS Legal […]

Issues facing couples considering divorce in the UAE

When a couple decide to divorce the issue can be further complicated when you are residing in a foreign country where you are not aware of the local laws and procedures.

The laws governing divorce in the UAE are very different to the UK, for example, and become even more complicated if there are children and […]

Harassed husbands: How some married men end up as victims of physical and emotional abuse – Nita Maru

Believe it or not, harassed hubbies are a sad and silent reality in Dubai. The UAE Law does not speak separately about husband or wife but in general gives the right to any of them who gets abused to take action against the other.

A Dubai-based man recently filed a case against his wife in the […]

Who will take care of your kids? – Nita Maru

It is extremely important for parents to be aware that guardianship and custody are both separate issues in the UAE. Dubai-based solicitor Nita Maru takes parents through the process of naming a legal guardian for children in case of a family tragedy.

Sharia law, and more particularly the UAE Personal Affairs Law, governs the issues pertaining […]

DIFC Wills and Probate Registry – Nita Maru

Nita Maru, Solicitor and Managing Partner of TWS Legal Consultants talks about the new regulations regarding wills announced by DIFC.

In a landmark move the DIFC introduced new rules, relating to succession and inheritance matters for non-Muslims owning assets in the Emirate of Dubai. The DIFC is the first jurisdiction in the MENA region, where a […]

Infidelity behind large majority of divorce cases in UAE – Nita Maru

Dubai recorded about 11 marriages and four divorce cases every day last year.

A Dubai-based legal firm says almost 85 per cent of divorce cases are caused by some sort of infidelity.
“Infidelity alone amounts to about 85 per cent of all divorce cases that come to us,” says Nita Maru, Solicitor and Managing Partner at TWS […]

UAE rules and regulations on divorce – Nita Maru

We are usually brought up to believe that when two people fall in love, the natural outcome is getting married and building a family. And just as the decision to get married is no easy one, neither are the legal systems across different countries and jurisdictions when it comes to granting divorce to estranged couples, […]

BIDAYA Magazine Feature

Where there’s a Will

The Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) has formed the DIFC Wills and Probate Registry, which allows non-Muslim individuals owning assets within Dubai to freely dispose of their Dubai estate in the event of death.
Following her involvement with the creation of the registry, which starts today, Dubai-based solicitor Nita Maru answers key questions on the issue […]

New inheritance laws in DIFC

In a landmark move, the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) has set out plans to form the ‘DIFC Wills and Probate Registry’ and introduce new internationally-recognized common law principles that will allow non-Muslim individuals owning assets within Dubai to freely dispose of their Dubai estate in the event of their death.
Following her involvement with the […]