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Family & DIFC Wills

In a country of diverse legal systems where more than 80 per cent of its population originates from around the world, conscious advice on family matters is absolutely essential for expatriates relocating to the UAE.Drawing on our experience of over two decades, we have developed a wide breadth and depth of expertise dealing with diverse family issues. We advise on divorce and separation, financial settlements, child custody, domestic violence and abuse, prenuptial agreements, and business structuring.

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Family & Matrimonial

In a country of diverse legal systems where more than 80 per cent of its population originates from around the world, conscious advice on family matters is absolutely essential for expatriates relocating to the UAE.

Drawing on our experience of over two decades, we have developed a wide breadth and depth of expertise dealing with diverse family issues. We advise on divorce and separation, financial settlements, child custody, domestic violence and abuse, prenuptial agreements, and business structuring.

We understand that effective way of acknowledging the totality of each client’s unique experience is to genuinely listen to his/her experience, so we are able to offer a clear strategy to achieve the best outcome for you and your family.  

We understand that hiring a lawyer may not be financially feasible for everyone, and in order to provide cost-effective solutions to your legal issue, we separate legal proceedings requiring our assistance from those you can do yourself. This helps to keep costs down while still giving you access to our expertise and counsel.  

DIFC Wills & Probate

The Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) Courts Wills (‘DIFC Courts Wills’)is joint initiative of the Government of Dubai and the DIFC Courts that gives non-Muslim expatriates investing and living in the UAE the option, after death, to pass on their UAE assets and worldwide assets in accordance with the instructions in their Will. It also allows testators to implement guardianship provisions in respect to any minor children (under the age of 21) who are habitually resident in the Emirates of Dubai and/or Ras Al Khaimah.

We advise on the UAE Personal Status Law and help you prepare and register a Will that is specifically designed, professionally drafted, anticipates different scenarios and circumstances, and addresses all key issues pertaining to your personal assets as well as your real estate and business ownership.

We are registered Wills Draftsmen with the DIFC Courts Wills.

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Nullity of The Real Estate's SPAs for Not Being Registered in DLD
A landmark ruling by Dubai Courts nullifying the Sale and Purchase Agreement (SPA) of 30 units which are not registered with the Dubai Lands Department (DLD) in terms of the Law no. 13 of 2008 ie Regulating Initial Property Registration in the Emirate of Dubai.
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Signing a Waiver of Liability is not a Release from Liability
Motei & Associates were instructed to represent a 12-years old child (Claimant) against a car racing organizer (Defendant) in Dubai in relation to personal injuries caused by Defendant’s negligence.
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An Open-End Property Completion Date
Not providing a specific date for completing the project and handing over the property doesn’t give the developer the right in an open-end completion date.
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Divorce and Separation Agreements
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Domestic Violence and Abuse
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Succession Certificates Issued by UAE’s Courts
Transfer of Personal Assets of a Deceased
Transfer of Property Ownership of a Deceased
Travel Bans
Administration of a Deceased's Estate
Business Owner Wills
Financial Assets Wills
Guardianship Wills
Property Wills
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Testimonials

Margaret Castroverde
IMR Middle East LImited
Dubai, UAE

Outstanding Service. Excellent service and knowledgeable staff, really helped me with our Free Zone Incorporation particular in our Dubai branch. Would not hesitate to recommend them. Thank you very much Motei and Associates. Keep on the good works.

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Neil Haeney
Judicare Group
London, UK

Having worked closely with Ashraf El Motei and his team at Motei & Associates for the past two years I continue to be impressed with his knowledge of the law and his strategic thinking towards our client's cases which are under his care. A dependable and very valued Partner to the Judicare Group.

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Tamara Fakhoury
Beecell International Limited
Amman, Jordan

Motei and Associates have been very cooperative in every aspect, they always maintain high quality of work, always respond in a professional yet very friendly manner, always efficient, and the most thing I respect about them is their follow up on any matter requested and their prompt response to any matter. We highly appreciate all their efforts and certainly would recommend them as a professional legal team.

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