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.
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. Along with creating your estate plans, we will prepare you Step-by-Step to learn and optimize your estate plan. We provide more than traditional Islamic Estate Planning experts at the most affordable price.
Why does Wassiyyah put a disclaimer on the website?
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 plans' compliance. 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. However, we can give you some facts about some of the estate planning strategies through the following few examples to show why your estate planning goal cannot meet.
You created Islamic Will, and if you have assets jointly owned or have an investment that has a beneficiary designated would not cover under Islamic Will. It's great that you can avoid the probate through this arrangement, but it will not comply with Shariah even though you have created the best Islamic Will endorsed by leading Muftis or Attorneys, and No legal firm can guarantee in these situations. You need a creative solution to comply with Shariah in this situation. Wassiyyah, fortunately, provides the solution to this and on many other scenarios.
You created Trust but failed to fund it properly. In this case, it will not be as effective and practical as you wish, even though you created the best Trust with the best estate planning experts. Wassiyyah provides information when you create Trust to avoid missing anything that can pose issues.
You have pending legal issues on assets. In this case, you need to resolve before you create Islamic Will or Trust otherwise, it will not function as you wrote in your estate plan. Leaving such pending disputes and court matters can give your executors and trustees a hard time and cost you big money, in addition to failing your estate planning objective.
If you have large business assets and created a basic estate plan such as Wills, it would not function and may create issues. You need to choose the best estate plan based on your asset types and geographical locations.
Lastly, we provide you all information needed to make the shariah and legal compliance but you ignore one or more things, your estate planning compliance can not meet.
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.
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 your name or if you intend to use Wassiyyah for commercial benefits. If you have had multiple marriages in the past and have pending issues in court on any assets or other claims, then Wassiyyah is not for you. Also, you cannot create estate plans on Wassiyyah if your marriage did not follow an Islamic ceremony called "Nikah" and is also not registered in your government's jurisdiction 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. So, please do not use Wassiyyah 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 from a legal perspective, even though your marriage is Islamically valid. This is a very serious issue in contemporary times, but Wassiyyah clarifies it 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 or Ultimate 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 a non-requirement to a mandatory requirement for public notaries in the future, you are safe and do not need to revise your estate plan for notarization. We suggest reading this BEFORE USING NOTARY PUBLIC to make it easy 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. We suggest reading this BEFORE USING NOTARY PUBLIC to make it easy for notarization.
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 over a month; otherwise, we may delete or cancel your Premium and Ultimate membership. Also, avoid filling the CART with more than TEN (10) items to prevent Premium and Ultimate 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 and Ultimate membership, as well as the cost of estate plans is non-refundable.
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