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Dubai Courts Make it Easier for Residents, Expats to Deal with Inheritance Cases

The new measures aim to cutting down on red tape and reducing time it takes to open an inheritance file

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Published on June 7, 2024, 17:03:31


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The Dubai Courts have announced a major change in their procedures for handling inheritance cases, making it easier for residents and expatriates to navigate the legal system. This move is part of a larger strategy to improve access to justice and streamline legal processes for the public.

Traditionally, dealing with inheritance matters can be complicated and time-consuming, requiring extensive paperwork and legal consultations. The new measures introduced by the Dubai Courts aim to simplify this process, cutting down on red tape and reducing the time it takes to open an inheritance file.

Key Features of the New Process

Simplified Documentation: The Dubai Courts have reduced the number of documents needed to open an inheritance file, focusing only on the essential documents. This means less paperwork and less time spent compiling and submitting documents.
Online Submission Portal: One of the most significant developments is the introduction of an online portal where people can submit their inheritance files electronically. This portal is user-friendly and designed to guide applicants step-by-step through the process, making it easy for anyone to use, even without extensive legal knowledge.
Support Services: The Dubai Courts have set up dedicated support services to help people navigate the new system. This includes help desks at court premises, a hotline for inquiries and online chat services available on their website.
Faster Processing Times: The new system has significantly reduced the review and processing times for inheritance files. The Dubai Courts have allocated more resources to ensure that most inheritance cases are finalised within a few weeks.
Clear Guidelines and FAQs: To further assist the public, the Dubai Courts have published detailed guidelines and frequently asked questions (FAQs) on their website. These resources provide clear instructions on how to prepare and submit inheritance files, what documents are needed, and how to follow up on the status of a case.

This new system will benefit a wide range of people in Dubai, including residents and expatriates. For expatriates in particular, dealing with inheritance matters in a foreign legal system can be daunting. The new measures aim to make this process more accessible and understandable.

To learn more about the new inheritance file process or to submit a file, visit the Dubai Courts website or contact their support services directly.

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