When it comes to Islamic estate planning, Islamic laws take over. The aim of this law is such that the person will follow specific religious and legal stipulations to write a will and transfer the assets after death.
For you to get these documents, you need to have a person that has been in the industry for a long time and understands the laws. You need a qualified estate planning attorney at Trust and Estates to handle the process for you.
The attorney that will be assigned to your case has professional experience with Islamic wills and estate planning documents. They understand what religious standards to follow and will do this to the latter.
So, if you wish to maintain professional standards while making sure your religion is followed, then you can call in today for a free consultation.
Many people don’t know what Islamic estate planning is all about, so we present a few frequently asked questions from our clients and the answers to these questions.
How Much Does it Cost?
The fees that you pay in estate planning vary widely. The fee will vary depending on the packages the lawyers offer and the features of the estate plan. You will get an estimate of the costs when you go to the first meeting.
What is the Process?
When you call us, we set an appointment, and then send you preliminary information that will guide us when we meet with you face to face. The first meeting can take around 90 minutes, and we plan on the day, depending on your schedule.
After the first meeting, we set a date for the next one and tell you the agenda. Depending on the task at hand, we can have only a single meeting or multiple ones to make sure you get a comprehensive report. You will have to sign a few documents in front of a witness and a notary as well.
Which Documents Do I Need?
The estate plan we come up with will depend on what you need at the moment. In most cases, you need a will. But we also draft different documents for you, including the will, trust, and other documents.
What happens if I want to Incorporate Something That Doesn’t Relate to Islam?
We have had clients that wanted to include an element that goes against their religion. Well, depending on what you want to do, as long as it isn’t illegal, we shall assist you in drafting the document according to the state law.
If it is anything that goes against our ethical standards, then we shall politely decline but refer you to work with another lawyer that will be comfortable doing that, but only if you insist.
Do You Work only with Muslims?
Not at all. We work with a wide variety of clients, including Christians and many more.
Does the Plan Need Constant Review?
Your Islamic estate plan is always under modification, which is why you need to change it with time. Remember that the law changes, and with the changes, you also need to update the estate plan to reflect the current happenings.
Where do I Include Burial Instructions?
When you come up with a will, you will have the option to write down what you expect for your burial. You can choose to include the information in the will, or you use a separate document to talk about this.
However, burial plans in an Islamic will aren’t always necessary, because well-established Muslim families understand what to do during the final burial rites.
The burials for our Muslim brothers and sisters are usually uniform, and a lot of planning isn’t necessary. However, if you have specific requests, you can include them in the estate plan.
On the other hand, if you come from a mixed-faith background, you will have to consider coming up with specific burial plans.
Can I Name Anyone to Inherit my Property?
The answer is a big no. According to Islam, the beneficiary must qualify according to the Islamic Rules of Inheritance.
Where Can I Get More Info?
We offer a wealth of information for you to browse. You can go through our blog so that you understand what we can do for you. In case you need something urgent, you can call us so that we clarify it.
If you need an estate planning attorney to help you handle your Islamic estate plan, then make use of our services.