December 27, 2021
The latest changes explicitly allow ex-pats to use the law of their home country for inheritance matters, but in the event that a registered will exists, the terms recorded in the will be followed.
October 13, 2021
The UAE Personal Status Law defines ‘inheritance’ as ‘the imperative devolution of the property and financial rights upon the death of their owner to those deserving’ (Article 313). Inheritance conventionally means handing over one’s assets to his/her descendants, family, or other legally entitled beneficiaries.
June 30, 2021
The Decree 23 intends to secure members of a family in case of sale of private properties that are dependent upon the orders for inheritance (explicitly senior residents, minors, single females, divorced people, widows and people with uncommon needs), to guarantee that the sale of the property isn't hindering to their privileges and interest.
January 20, 2021
These changes now enable expatriates living in the UAE, and foreigners with real estate investments in the UAE, to specify in their Will, the law which they wish to apply to the distribution of their UAE assets, making them feel more at ease and at home.
February 27, 2019
UAE Inheritance Framework Under Sharia Law that governs both UAE National and Expatriates.
August 31, 2016
The Personal Status Law provides in Art. 1(2) the general rule that" the provisions of this law shall apply to non-UAE nationals" and the exception that "unless the foreigner elects to apply his or her personal status law".
March 23, 2016
Although Article 17/1 of the Civil Code of the UAE provides that it is the law of the deceased that shall govern the inheritance at the time of his death, Article 17(5) of the same law provided that UAE law shall apply to wills made by...
February 16, 2015
The shares and percentages of wealth distribution between the heirs is based on clear formulas. There are so many combinations of families that each cannot be stated.
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