The practice of HHS Lawyers emphasizes an entirely different aspect of family law settlement and real estate dispute resolution. Our lawyers and legal consultants can act as mediators, providing information and expert advice to help clients resolve disputes without undergoing time-consuming and costly court hearings.
Property disputes between family members cause hostility and/or permanent or long-term damage to relationships. Whether property is purchased or inherited, ensuing controversy and conflict lead to indelible problems. By working with our attorneys qualified in handling family estate disputes, clients gain the best opportunities in resolving causes of conflict as effectively and quickly as possible.
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The passing of property to heirs by a testator creates the potential for disputes over ownership of real estate and future management. The same is true for surviving joint tenants following the death of a family member. This is because individuals develop diverging ideas on aspects regarding the property in question, especially as time passes. When a land is inherited, heirs may have different plans from the outset given each new owner’s life plans and financial needs.
Additionally, almost every family has emotional ‘baggage,’ which means there’s potential for heirs to receive unequal shares with respect to the inherited property. The heirs may also carry a longstanding bitter indignation into new relationships as co-owners.
Although many families amicably deal with issues, including arriving to consensual decisions on continued joint ownership or sale of land, some don’t which leaves disputes unresolved without the guidance and assistance of experts.
Our experts can act for all concerned parties including executors, charities, administrators, and beneficiaries – regardless of whether they’re the claimant or the defendant. Our legal advisory team has experience in handling several kinds of claims and their settlement or resolution, including:
- Personal liability of beneficiaries
- Removal of beneficiary or executor
- Breach of trust dispute
- Ambiguous will documentation disputes
- Maladministration disputes
- Acting for charities
- Undue influence claims and
- Challenging or defending a will’s validity
At HHS Lawyers, we pride ourselves in handling complex legal disputes and conflicts with professionalism and efficiency. Our experts help ensure cases are managed by specialist attorneys who are dedicated in achieving solutions to clients’ legal difficulties. You can trust us to make your interest our main priority to overcome your legal situation.
Property purchased with family member/s
In some cases, family members willingly and knowingly purchase properties together. Reasons for such vary, including real estate investment, share of vacation properties, and share of occupation and ownership of residence for locations where housing is costly and limited.
Similar to inherited property, joint ownership and purchase agreements lead to disputes and disagreements. Since the involved parties are related by blood, no insurance is employed for when deals go sour. The assistance and expertise of our attorneys specializing in family settlements for estate disputes may be required.Land ownership
if you are involved in a family dispute for property ownership, seek the help of our experts for experienced legal representation to resolve the situation. Our experts are able to provide legal advisory for different types of co-ownership, including:
- Joint tenancy: this is where owners share land ownership equally. When a co-owner dies, the interest of the deceased automatically transfers to surviving co-owner/s. For a joint tenancy, the transfer of ownership without probate won’t allow owners to award land co-ownership to heirs as inheritance.
- Tenancy in common: this gives owners equal or unequal shares in an estate. For this co-ownership category, one owner may sell individual shares without asking the permission of co-owners. Each owner may sell shares to anyone and at any time, unless there is a contract that states otherwise. In addition, following the death of a tenant in common, the interest of the deceased co-owner will be passed on to the heir/s.
Irrespective of the economic or social status of families, family disputes over properties are common. Most people prefer going through legal proceedings rather than make efforts in solving issues in an amicable way. Regardless of whether you want a family settlement or litigation in proper courts, trust the legal consultants of HHS Lawyers as they have a full understanding of the UAE real estate legislation. Our international roots also allow us in successfully working with all ethnicities present in the UAE.
We specialize in advisory and due diligence, compliance, defense, and litigation. We can seek arbitration, if necessary, on your behalf in the event of a contravention or non-compliance of real estate legislation, which may have a detrimental impact on you. We can also defend and represent you in court hearings if concerned parties don’t arrive to a resolution.
You don't have to be alone when dealing with complications that arise in property ownership and management. Call us today to book a consultation on family settlement and family estate disputes!