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Is it possible to provide custody of the children in the event of death?
How old is the legal age in the Emirates?
The legal age in the Emirates is 21 years.
Am I free to distribute my assets according to my last wishes?
Yes absolutely: you can distribute your assets located in the Emirates as you wish, to the people of your choice (family or third party). There is therefore no hereditary reserve and therefore no quota available as in France.
It is however recommended to respect his national law in order to avoid future disputes on the part of heirs who are qualified as reservers by your national law.
How is access to the bank account in the event of death?
The funds available on a bank account are blocked upon notification of death to the bank (including in the case of a joint account).
A court order will be required to authorize the executor to access the bank account. He will start by paying debts, funeral costs etc. then distribute the remaining amount according to the provisions of the will.
Can a beneficiary of the will be a third of the family?
You can name whoever you want as beneficiary (ies) of your will, even if that person is not a family member. It can also be an entity (foundation, company, etc.).
What happens in the event of a dispute from a beneficiary or a third party?
In the event of a dispute, a DIFC judge will be appointed and will study the case according to the information provided by all the parties.
Can the beneficiary of the will be Muslim?
Yes this is quite possible and poses no problem. He is the issuer of the will who cannot be a Muslim.
How to make the existence of a will known to beneficiaries?
During the succession, your beneficiaries will be sought. In particular, the executor of your will will take care of it. We therefore advise you to give all the information to your executor so that he can settle the succession as quickly as possible by easily finding all the beneficiaries.