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Wills, Inheritance and Children in the UAE Webinar

About the event

Want to secure a future for your loved ones? Wondering how you can best prepare for unforeseen circumstances? Join our informative webinar with TWS Legal Consultants DMCC to find out how you can make a will and the best way to distribute your assets to your children legally.

Get valuable insights from experts on inheritance law, guardianship, your legal options and the importance of writing a will. Key topics include:

  • How UAE and Sharia inheritance laws are applied to non-Muslim and Muslim individuals in the UAE
  • How UAE and Sharia law provides for the distribution of assets and how it may affect the future guardianship of children
  • Advice, planning and complications of being a national of one country and a resident of another
  • The new set of rules relating to succession and inheritance matters for non-Muslims
  • Process of writing a will to cover your assets and putting guardianship documents in place to secure arrangements for your children for Muslims and non-Muslims
  • What kind of legal options are available to you to mitigate the impact of Sharia law

Event details

Where

Online. Upon registration, you will receive details on how to join the webinar.

When

11:00am - 12:00pm, 13 May 2020

Exclusive for DMCC Members

Speakers

NITA MARU
SOLICITOR AND MANAGING PARTNER

TWS LEGAL CONSULTANTS

NITA MARU

Nita Maru is a dynamic UK qualified solicitor and is the Founding/Managing Partner of TWS Legal Consultants DMCC – an established proactive law firm offering private client and corporate services in Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Dubai. Her firm’s mission, quite simply, is to provide peace of mind to their clients and protection for their families and assets.

 Nita took a lead role in the working group contributing to the DIFC Wills Service Centre rules and is an active member to date.

She is a member of the Law Society of England & Wales and the Society of Trusts and Estate Practitioners (STEP), the worldwide professional association for practitioners dealing with family inheritance and succession planning. Nita holds a full legal consultancy license from the Government of Dubai Legal Affairs Department and the Ruler’s Court in Dubai and is registered with the Dubai International Financial Centre Courts’ Register of Legal Practitioners.  

With over 20 years of experience in senior legal positions, Nita has authored numerous articles on family, asset and wealth protection for expats in the UAE including recent articles on the new DIFC Wills in ‘The National’ and ‘Gulf News’ newspapers. Nita also featured in the ‘Xpress’ newspaper on Divorce in the UAE. She is privileged to be the exclusive UAE representative for a chapter within The International Comparative Legal Guide to Family Law 2020.

Having been part of the UAE legal sector for over a decade, Nita has forged an excellent and long-standing working relationship with both the Dubai Civil Courts, Personal Status Courts and DIFC Courts. Her services are regularly recommended by consulates and embassies in the UAE. 

Nita is well-known for her personal yet professional approach to resolving problems and ensuring her clients are in safe hands and fully supported. She has a passion for safeguarding families, children, and heirs in respect of succession/inheritance laws in Sharia jurisdictions and has extensive experience with the administration of a deceased’s’ estates in the UAE. Her deep-rooted passion for family comes from her own role as a mother of three – she understands, first-hand, the importance of protecting one’s children and ensuring their rights, wealth, and guardianship is preserved and protected. Nita has established a successful and thriving UAE and UK, Wills  & Inheritance, Family & Divorce law department and prides herself on providing clients with a holistic approach in addressing their requirements. Her natural sense of empathy is conveyed through her client dealings in every respect. She understands the need to consider all factors and to approach family matters both practically, but more importantly, sensitively


FARAKH AHMAD
LEGAL CONSULTANT

TWS LEGAL CONSULTANTS DMCC

FARAKH AHMAD

Farakh is a UK qualified private client lawyer and is registered with the UK Solicitors Regulation Authority and The Dubai Legal Affairs Department.  He has a wealth of experience in private client law (both contentious and non-contentious) specialising in DIFC, Abu Dhabi, UAE, Sharia Wills, UK Wills, and probate/administration of estates in the UAE. 

Wills and Estate Inheritance matters are key practice areas for Farakh.  Farakh prepares Wills for both Muslims and non-Muslims within the UAE and the UK and has administered a high volume of deceased estates through the Dubai Court.

An expert in administrating estates from the beginning through to completion, Farakh assists clients in cases where a Will exists and where the deceased has died intestate (without a Will).

  He is highly experienced in advising on matrimonial/divorce matters, custody issues, and financial settlements in Dubai and is adept in drafting settlement agreements.  He takes the time to listen to his clients’ circumstances and advises on how best to proceed based on their specific circumstances and their legal rights both in their home country and the UAE.

Farakh has vast experience in both amicable and non-amicable divorces and takes a compassionate, sensitive approach with all clients.  His attention to detail, strong work ethic, honesty, and calm approach allows Farakh to understand his client’s needs and concerns, building a friendly rapport and achieving excellent results.


MARIAM DARR

LEGAL CONSULTANT

TWS LEGAL CONSULTANTS DMCC

MARIAM DARR

Mariam is a UK Solicitor Advocate, called to the Bar by Inner Temple, London in 2008.  She specializes in private client law comprising of family & divorce law and wills & inheritance matters through the Dubai/Abu Dhabi Courts and the UK.

Mariam can assist both non-Muslim and Muslim clients with issuing divorce proceedings in the UK, and under local Sharia law in the UAE. For the amicable divorce/Sharia divorce procedure, Mariam provides comprehensive representation including assistance at court and drafting of settlement agreements. Mariam has vast experience in advising and drafting settlement agreements which are approved by the Dubai /Abu Dhabi Court. She handles divorce matters for clients based in Abu Dhabi.

Mariam advises on all aspects relating to children’s matters, including maintenance and child arrangement orders relating to residence and contact.  She is highly experienced in dealing with all aspects of international divorce, ranging from financial disputes between high net worth clients to the enforcement of court orders abroad. Mariam also advises on the merits of varying maintenance orders and consent orders, as well as negotiating and drafting pre and postnuptial agreements.

As a member of Resolution, Mariam is committed to resolving family law disputes in a constructive manner and adheres to the organization’s Code of Practice, which encourages practitioners to minimize conflict and keep the best interests of any children of the family at the forefront of considerations.

As a private client lawyer, Mariam assists with the preparation of Wills, succession planning, and inheritance issues under both UK and the UAE law. She spends time on a weekly basis in Abu Dhabi assisting clients with their wills and family-related matters. In addition, Mariam is regularly instructed by clients abroad in probate cases involving investment properties in the UAE.


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