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August 03, 2023
This article aims to provide an overview of the difference between the divorce decree and the marital settlement under UAE law, taking into account the legal implications for both Muslim and non-Muslim couples.
June 07, 2023
In the United Arab Emirates (UAE), until very recently, Federal Law No. 28 of 2005 (the UAE Personal Status Law) was governing divorce and other family-related conflicts
May 03, 2023
Marital rights of a woman refer to those entitlements that a wife can have over her husband, as a result of their marriage. Some of these rights can be exercised during the married life, while some can be claimed only after the spouses proceed for divorce.
April 25, 2023
The laws governing your Divorce Personal matters in the UAE, up till February 2023, were governed by Federal Law No. 28 of 2005 Personal Status Law, along with some supporting provisions from the Civil Transactions Law of 1985. However now, as part of making the UAE more attractive for foreigners, the government has put forward an altogether separate law, which is based on internationally accepted practices and customs in terms of family laws
February 22, 2023
February 1, 2023, marks the enforcement of a new personal law for non-Muslims in the UAE, namely, Federal Decree-Law No. 41 of 2022, on Civil Personal Status (Non-Muslim Personal Status Law).
June 01, 2022
We have discussed personal status laws applicable to the entire UAE in the previous articles.
April 07, 2022
While dissolution of marriage is one aspect of personal law matters, questions regarding claims in a divorce, the custody and relocation of children and inheritance, which are governed by the UAE laws, are important considerations too.
February 28, 2022
When dealing with divorce, you might have inadvertently come across various facets of what is commonly referred to as ‘family law’.
November 24, 2021
In the recent changes, a new Federal Decree-Law on Civil Personal Status for non-Muslims has been enacted (hereinafter “Civil Personal Status Law”).
August 31, 2021
Infidelity is one of the grounds for divorce and it remains one of the major grounds for filing for divorce. That said, however, much depends on how infidelity can be proven before the courts.
August 19, 2021
The divorce process in the UAE allows for meditation steps before proceeding with litigation. The UAE Court system, in certain cases, requires meditation as an essential and mandatory procedure that the parties must complete before registering a court case.
August 10, 2021
The mutual divorce petition is thus jointly submitted by the husband and wife to the Court.
April 28, 2021
There is a legal difference between the terms ‘Annulment’ and ‘Divorce’. Both terms relate to marriage contracts and have very distinct meanings and resultant procedures to each.
November 26, 2020
The Personal Status Court in Dubai deals with divorce matters for both Emiratis and Expatriates.
April 03, 2016
Following the issuance of the new Civil Personal Status Law for the non-Muslims in the country, these three factors have come to be determined separately for the Muslim and non-Muslim populations of the UAE.
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