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Inheritance Principles for Non-Muslims in the United Arab Emirates

UAE INHERITANCE PRINCIPLES – Overview

In every part of the world, there are laws that govern the citizens and defines what belongs to individuals per time. Inheritance principles for non-muslims in the United Arab Emirates are stipulated by the Islamic Sharia law (also known as Sharia) which establishes the fundamentals of inheritance and succession. Sharia is a religious form of law mainly; sourced from the Quran and the Sunnah (sayings of Prophet Muhammad PBUH[1]) and regulates most aspects of the lives of Muslims, such as moral, family, personal status, charity, community life, and inheritance, among others.

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Inheritance Principles for Non-Muslims in the United Arab Emirates (UAE)

UAE INHERITANCE PRINCIPLES – Pt. 2

Children guardianship of Non-Muslims

Either Dubai Courts Registry or DIFC Registry’s wills may further cover guardianship of minor children in case one or both parents pass away. A non-Muslim expatriate would generally appoint his or her spouse as permanent guardian of their children in case of demise. Would one spouse pass away, the other would have full parental authority to make all decisions concerning the minor children while they reside in the UAE.

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UAE TAX POLICY

UAE TAX POLICY

“Death, taxes and childbirth! There’s never any convenient time for any of them.That’s why it’s of essesnce to be abreast of the realities they hold”

Many people do not understand the realities of UAE TAX POLICY nor the reason behind the concept. In every civilized society, the word “Tax” is such a small, unassuming word – with the power to strike fear into the hearts of everyone who hears it. Tax is almost inevitable in any society.

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