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Who can be executor of the will?
A family member, friend, legal representative or trust can be named executor of a will.
Can the executor of a will be a non-resident of the Emirates?
Yes, absolutely. The executor can be a non-resident of the Emirates.
Is it possible to change the executor of a will?
It is possible to change the executor of a will whenever you want and without conditions. This however results in a modification of your will which will replace the previously registered one.
Can the executor be the witness when registering the will?
Yes, the executor can be the witness when registering the will.
Should the executor be able to speak English or Arabic?
You do not have to be able to speak English or Arabic to be an executor. However, we do recommend that this executor be able to speak at least English. If they do not, it may make the execution of the will, which is written in English and/ or Arabic, more complicated.
Do you need the executor’s consent to be appointed executor of a will?
Yes, even if acceptance is not formally required to register the will.
Does the executor have to be present when the will is registered?
No, their presence is not compulsory.