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.

Getting round to owning property in Dubai

From what began as a fledgling real estate industry way back in the early part of this century, the emirate of Dubai had definitely grown in leaps and bounds through the years, with its rapid growth halted only by the crippling global financial crisis.
And although the scars left by the property crash remain visible today, […]

Divorce – the last recourse

We’re usually brought up to believe that when two people fall in love, the natural outcome is getting married and building a family. Even in countries where arranged marriages are the norm, and the basis for pairings are usually economic, social or political in nature, marriage is considered a sacred union or bond between a […]

If you really must divorce, this is how it happens in UAE

It is no secret the UAE has the highest rate of divorce in the region, with Dubai taking first place within the country. In 2012, Dubai alone recorded 1,129 divorces, with divorce among Emiratis making up one-third of all separations.
Various reasons for the high rates of divorce in the country have been cited including marital […]

Will your family have a sound future

In your own country, there may be statutory laws to guide the distribution of your assets after your demise. But in the UAE, making a legally valid will is the best way to ensure that all your wishes are carried out.
According to Sharia law, each member of your family will get a share of your […]

Protect the ones you Love

Although living and working in Dubai offers a charmed lifestyle of sea, sun and sand, it also demands meticulous planning of your assets; not having a legally documented will or estate plan in the UAE means that your estate will be distributed under Sharia law which is both rigid and complicated. Taking professional advice from […]

Legal advice before leg work

It is a well-established fact that every company in the UAE must be duly licensed to operate in the country, irrespective of whether it is commercial, professional, or industrial in nature. What is less evident is how the law and lawyers play a vital role in the formation of a new company. Aspiring entrepreneurs, and […]

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 […]