The authority of DIFC Wills & Probate registry (DIFC WPR) has been created effective as of 5 March 2017 through a modification to the DIFC WPR Rules. Before this change, the Wills registered with the DIFC WPR only covered assets located within the Emirate of Dubai. The change to the DIFC WPR Rules permits non-Muslims to safeguard their assets in city similarly as Ras Al Khaimah through a will registered with the DIFC WPR. The Wills for assets Ras Al Khaimah have so been given the much expected legal certainty.
The benefits of a Will with the DIFC WPR:
You can transfer your assets in Ras Al Khaimah as you want. DIFC Wills offer certainty on the distribution of assets and also the appointment of guardians as per your own desires. You’ll, therefore, select your own beneficiaries for your assets in port and Ras Al Khaimah and appoint the guardians of your minor kids.
The probate method below DIFC WPR Rules is less complicated, cheaper and faster than the method that may generally be followed by the port or Ras Al Khaimah courts. The most advantages of this method are:
(a) The grant of probate is expected to be issued at intervals an approximate time of thirty days of the date of application.
(b) The executor will directly create the application for grant of probate at the DIFC WPR offices without the necessity to rent a lawyer.
This gives non-Muslims bigger trust within the system and much-needed peace of mind whereas shopping for assets and writing wills in Ras Al Khaimah. Earlier, the non-Muslim people having assets in Ras Al Khaimah generally would not register their wills with the notary (Courts). People who have assets in Emirates other than port and Ras Al Khaimah, the only possibility is to register their Wills with the notary (Courts) in their various Emirates.