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Would the court order my child’s dad to pay his living costs in the United States?
Article 78/1 of the UAE Personal Status Law provides that the Father has to financially support the boy until he finishes his education and the girl until she is married. Financial support includes education, food, clothes, medical insurance, housing, transportation, and other daily needs subject to the husband’s income. The wife can claim maintenance even if she did not apply for divorce. Temporary child support could be claimed till the case is decided as per Article 68 of the UAE Personal Status Law.
It is advisable to seek a consultation from a lawyer specializing in family matters in the UAE.
The above information might not apply if both parties are non-muslim. Starting from the 1st of February 2023, UAE issued specific family law to be applied between non-muslim expat residents in case none of them wanted to apply his/her home country’s law in the UAE.
To know more information about this law, please feel free to click this link.