ADJD Wills Registry emulates the principle of testamentary disposition which essentially means that any one registering a Will shall have the right to bequeath their assets to whom they wish. ADJD Wills also cover the guardianship of minor children and testators are allowed to appoint permanent and temporary guardians to provide care for the children in the event of death of both parents.
It is an essential requirement for each testator to attend in person or through virtual means for registration appointments. All formalities including approval of draft Wills and legal translation can be pre-arranged through our law office.
Requirements for ADJD (Abu Dhabi Registered) Will:
The Testator must be a non-Muslim;
The Testator, Executors and Trustees must be of legal age under UAE laws i.e. 21 years or more;
The Testator must hold a valid UAE Resident Identity Card;
Wills not originally drafted in Arabic language must be translated into Arabic by a sworn translator and registered at the ADJD Wills Registry in Arabic or bilingual form.