Questions on Legal terms

Updated: Sep 27

Thanks for your interest in learning more about Wassiyyah regarding legal notices. You may have many questions, and hopefully, you will find answers to them by navigating to the below questions; detailed Wassiyyah's terms can be found HERE.

YOUR QUESTIONS

Is Wassiyyah a legal firm?

No. Wassiyyah is not a legal firm and does not provide Legal advice, but our team works with experts to deliver quality estate plans. We also provide a lawyer's directory link after you purchase an estate plan. We assure you that your estate plan will meet all legal and Islamic requirements.

Why does Wassiyyah put a disclaimer on the website?

Wassiyyah ensures and does its best to deliver the ultimate estate plans without any doubt. Regarding disclaimer, Wassiyyah is not the only service provider who put the disclaimer, but it is legal and standard practice for all service providers, including legal firms, to disclaim liabilities. When you travel or are in medical care, you will agree to disclaim all liabilities with the travel provider or doctor before you onboard. So, what we would like to point out here is that it is not just limited to a lawyer or legal firm's business, but every business on the earth disclaims liabilities unless they provide limited liabilities insurance with service, which will be limited to an extent. The short answer is, Wassiyyah is not a Legal firm, Accounting firm, or Tax specialist, and Wassiyyah is not responsible for any damage or loss. Before using our service, you must agree to Wassiyyah's terms, privacy policy, and disclaimer.

How can I ensure that the estate plans created on Wassiyyah are legally and Islamically compliant?

Wassiyyah's estate plan includes the clauses, regulations, and acts that are required to ensure your estate plan is compliant. Wassiyyah does not include estate plans as a product until the country-specific requirements are reviewed thoroughly. Wassiyyah guarantees legal and Islamic compliance, except you did not follow directions word by word in our instructions guide.

Do I need a legal firm to create an estate plan?

No. In most countries, you do not require a lawyer, attorney, or legal firm to create your estate plan, except there is a signing requirement for International Will (under the UNIDROIT.org convention), where you need to have a lawyer or legal firm to be the authorized person. Wassiyyah provides International Will, but you need to get endorsed by a lawyer or attorney practicing part of the International Will convention. However, Wassiyyah is not a legal firm and does not provide legal advice.

When can I use and cannot use Wassiyyah?

In short, Wassiyyah is not for you if you are an illegal immigrant or conducting any work that is not legal or has any legal issues on your assets or on your name, or you intend to use Wassiyyah for commercial benefits. Also, you cannot create estate plans on Wassiyyah if your marriage did not follow an Islamic marriage ceremony called "Nikah" and is also not registered in your government's jurisdictional authority of your country of residence. Your estate plan would not be Islamically valid if it did not follow the Islamic marriage ceremony. Your estate plans will not be valid and legal if your marriage is not registered and so please do not use Wassiyyah if you are in one or more situations like this. If your marriage is not registered, but you plan to register shortly, then you can use Wassiyyah but keep in mind that your estate plan will not be valid or legal until you register. Unregistered marriage means unmarried in a legal perspective, even though your marriage is Islamically valid. This is a very serious issue in contemporary times, but Wassiyyah makes it clear before you use the service. You can find more details HERE about eligibility which is part of our Wassiyyah's terms. Please consult a lawyer or legal firm in one or more of these situations.

What are some of the situations, do I need legal advice for creating Will or Trust?

There are circumstances in which you may need to consult a lawyer for creating your Will or Trusts, and examples are

  • If you share a property with someone who isn’t your husband, wife, or civil partner.

  • If you want to leave money or property to a dependent who can’t care for themselves.

  • If you have several family members who may claim your will, i.e., a second spouse or children from another marriage.

  • lf you have substantial property locally and/or overseas that may pose tax implications due to exceeding the tax allowance thresholds. We understand that this is a large topic and cannot be explained in a few sentences, but we suggest getting more insight into the topic by signing up for Premium membership HERE. Wassiyyah offers extensive blogs and articles on Inheritance tax, Estate tax, Wealth tax, Death tax, Gift tax, and Capital gain tax. See more details HERE.

  • If you have a business and with multiple partnerships locally or overseas.

  • If you need legal advice regarding any estate planning needs, please consult Attorney, Lawyer, or Legal firm because Wassiyyah is not a legal firm and does not provide legal advice.

What do you mean by "Commercial benefits"?

If you aim to sign up, Learn and create a similar service or publish materials you bought from Wassiyyah, which is contrary to our terms, conditions, and copyright rules. Please do not use Wassiyyah's service if you intend to get commercial benefits.

Do I need a public notary to sign my estate plans?

A public notary must sign the estate plan in a handful of countries which is the requirement by law in those countries. Wassiyyah strongly recommends a public notary should sign the estate plans created on Wassiyyah. It gives more validity and authenticity if you have your estate plans signed by a public notary. It is important because if your country changes the law from non-requirement to mandatory requirement for public notaries in the future, you are safe and do not need to revise your estate plan for notarization.

How would I know if I need a lawyer or public notary for my estate plans?

As we mentioned, all your estate plans must be notarized, irrespective of the situation or geographical location. Wassiyyah will inform you through exclusive instruction guides (come with the purchase of the estate plan) whether you need a lawyer or not.

Is Wassiyyah's estate plans copyrights?

Yes, absolutely. Wassiyyah's estate plans are for you and your family only. You can not share or publish Wassiyyah's contents and estate plans in any form to any person, media, or website, whether it is a legal firm or any other firm. For signing purposes, you can show the hard copy to Public Notary or a lawyer but cannot send it electronically. Wassiyyah's estate plans are intellectual property and protected under national and International copyright laws. You are morally, legally, and religiously responsible for protecting as a customer of Wassiyyah.

What should I know about abandoned items (i.e., estate plans) in the cart?

You can not abandon items (i.e., estate plans) in the shopping CART for more than a month; otherwise, we may delete or cancel your premium membership. Also, avoid filling the CART with more than 10 items to prevent premium membership cancellations. Please also check the items and number of items in the cart before making an order. Follow the instructions HERE to delete the items (i.e., estate plans) in the cart, and to prevent any mistake, wrong order, or cancellation of a premium account. The cost of Premium membership and the estate plans is non-refundable.



 

Wassiyyah's terms can be found HERE. Please feel free to scroll below for more questions that should answer the rest of the questions you may have.

  1. INTRODUCTION

  2. ELIGIBILITY

  3. TERMS

  4. COPYRIGHTS

  5. DISCLAIMER

  6. PRIVACY POLICY

  7. THIRD-PARTY LIABILITY

  8. CHILDREN POLICY

  9. EVENTS AND PROGRAMS

  10. ABANDONED CART

  11. TERMINATION

  12. CHANGES

 

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