Mr Hassan Elhais details the situation that relates to whether the laws from the home countries of expatriates will be applied in inheritance law in the UAE.
Mr Hassan Elhais explains what ‘heba’ is, a gifting custom, and the legal conditions and limitations of this custom when disputes arise.
Mr Hassan Elhais presents the tension that exists in UAE inheritance law between the application of the laws of the home country of the deceased and the limitations imposed on that by UAE law.
Mr Hassan Elhais examines the differing potential interpretations that exist within various laws relating to inheritance in the UAE and some possible solutions that have been proposed in achieving clarity and certainty.
Mr Hassan Elhais explains the general principles of shariah law in dictating who qualifies as an heir, and some common principles that govern property distribution including that sons get double the property shares as daughters.