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  • I secretly recorded my husband's girlfriend - can I use the evidence?

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    January 06, 2020

    In my column in The National newspaper, I answer a reader who has recorded her husband's alleged girlfriend admitting to an extramarital relationship and wants to know whether she can submit this recording as evidence. I explain to the reader, who also found her husband at a nightclub with the same women, that while it is illegal to take such action, it will be up to the courts to decide whether to admit this evidence as part of any adultery case against her husband and his mistress. I advise her to consult with a lawyer before taking any such action.


  • Can I stop my wife's affair without sending her to jail?

    family law

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    March 10, 2019

    In my column this week in The National newspaper, I answer a man who has discovered his wife is having an affair with a neighbour. He wishes to stop the affair but wants to preserve his marriage to his wife, with whom he has two children. I explain that if the pair are found guilty the sentence they are given is at the court's discretion, but it is likely that the court will issue a sentence of at least a year, followed by deportation. Factors including the nature of the affair and strength of the evidence will determine the sentence.


  • Is a WhatsApp message legal proof my husband is cheating?

    family law

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    April 01, 2018

    In my publication this week, I discussed about the admissibility of emails, text, WhatsApp messages and other written communication as an evidence in UAE. I further explained the necessity to follow the mandatory legal procedure to annul the matrimonial relation in UAE.


  • Can I file an adultery case against my husband who visits the UAE with his mistress?

    family law

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    March 23, 2018

    In my publication this week, I discussed about the act of adultery, which is forbidden and punishable as per UAE laws and those, who found guilty of adultery may face imprisonment and deportation. I further discussed about the matrimonial rights and explained that if none of the parties are resident in the UAE, the wife cannot file for the maintenance suit. Likewise, I discussed about the applicability of the UAE civil laws regarding the property and bank accounts, in the absence of one's own country law.


  • Can I Ask Police to Check 'cheating' husband's Phone Records?

    family law

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    June 01, 2017

    In my publication this week, I explained the legal procedure to collect evidence in a criminal matter. I also advised the event where a marriage between a non-Muslim man and Muslim woman can be deemed invalid.


  • I Think Husband Is Cheating, What Can I Do about It?

    family law

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    September 29, 2016

    In my interview this week in The National newspaper, I explained the options a woman has in case her husband is having an extra-marital affair in UAE.


  • What Evidence Do I Need to Prove My Wife's Affair in Court?

    family law

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    April 07, 2016

    In my interview this week in The National newspaper, I addressed what the legal process is in the case where a husband discovers his wife having an affair with another man, the evidence required for a criminal case, the statutory punitive measures for the guilty party whether it's possible to claim a share of the house through the...


  • Can I File an Adultery Case Against My Husband's Girlfriend?

    family law

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    March 17, 2016

    In my interview this week in The National newspaper, I addressed whether a woman can file an adultery case against her husband's mistress, as well as if expats in the UAE can apply for a divorce using the laws of their home country.


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