The UAE is governed by the Shariah Law (Quran), however, there are many expats in the UAE who are non-Muslims and who will prefer that their local laws are applied to their UAE assets. The only way to ensure that the local law of an expat applies to the distribution of his assets in the UAE after death is by registering a Will in the UAE, expressly stating that the laws of his country should apply to his UAE assets after death.
A Certified True Copy of a document is the photocopy of the original document which will be attested by a Legal Practitioner as the representation of the original document.If an original document issued in one country is required for use in another country, rather than send the original document, a Certified True Copy will suffice as long as it was attested by a legal practitioner.
The protection of one’s wealth is crucial, especially in a jurisdiction where expatriates reside and are unaware of how their assets can be guarded and protected while alive and after death. An avoidable misfortune that befalls myriads of entrepreneurs is the loss of their homes, savings, and even their spouse or partner’s assets. Most often, it is too late at the time we are contacted and most cases they are already at the edge of filing for bankruptcy- but why leave matters until it is too late?
Many times, we are called upon to help our numerous clients protect their assets as one of our major areas of expertise and you can join the boat, but first, you should understand how Asset Protection works.