Which plan is right for you?

Will, Trust, or Family Waqf?

Will Advantages

A will is sufficient for most of us. A will is complete and legally valid once it has been signed, so it is low-cost and simple to prepare. If you change your mind, it is simple to revoke a will and prepare a new one.

Will Disadvantages

A will goes through the probate court, which sometimes involves a long, drawn-out family dispute. Once in court, a will is not private; it is public record. If you have property in multiple states, you may need to go through ancillary probate proceedings in each state. A will becomes effective only upon your death.

Trust Advantages

A trust allows you to avoid probate court (meaning it is private), which means faster distribution, especially in states with complicated and costly probate proceedings, like California. Property in multiple states may be distributed without additional proceedings. A trust is effective immediately and can be managed until your death.

Trust Disadvantages

Trusts generally have higher preparation costs as you are required to retitle your assets in the name of the trust, which takes time and money. If assets aren’t retitled, they will not pass through the trust and will instead go through probate.

So which should I choose?

A will is sufficient for most of us, but if you have assets in multiple states or if you live in a state with a long and expensive probate process, like California, a trust may be better for you. If you want your spouse to manage your assets after your death, then have all your separate and marital assets distributed to your Islamic heirs after both of you pass away, you may want to create a Family Waqf. No matter which you choose, you will be able to divide your estate Islamically, leave charitable bequests, and specify your final arrangements.

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Islamic Will

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$499

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Family Waqf

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Alert your doctors to end-of-life care wishes
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FAQs

Will I be able to review my will before I purchase?
Yes. After you complete your document, you will be able to review the entire document to make sure everything is correct, according to your wishes, and make any edits prior to purchasing.
What is Shariawiz?
Shariawiz is an online portal that offers legal forms and information about Sharī‘a-compliant wills and Sharī‘a rules of inheritance, including a scholar-certified Islamic Inheritance Calculator.
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Our do-it-yourself software allows you to complete your Shari'a-compliant estate plan in as little as 15 minutes.
What should I do after purchasing a will?
Upon purchase, you will be able to download detailed instructions on how to sign, witness, notarize, and store your documents.
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