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February 12, 2020|
As we progress towards 2020, the UAE government has issued some significant amendments in UAE Family law, especially towards divorce and custody cases under Federal Law Number 8 of 2019 amending Federal Law Number 28 of 2005 concerning the Personal Status Law in UAE (the new Law).
The new Law has come up with serious amendments in the Personal Status Law which shall be noted critically by readers facing such family issues.
The new Law further describes circumstances under which the wife can be considered guilty under Article 71 of the new Law mentioned as follows:
The introduction of a new personal status law for the non-Muslims effective February 2023, the Federal Decree-Law No. 41 of 2022 on Civil Personal Status, brings with itself numerous changes in terms of marriage, divorce, custody, inheritance etc. Following the issuance of the Abu Dhabi Personal Status Law for non-Muslim Foreigners in 2021, the federal government came out with a Personal Status Law that would apply to the entire non-Muslim population of the UAE, whether citizens or expatriates. The new law introduces many changes such as equality between men and women, calculation of time-based on the Gregorian calendar, and joint custody of children. To know more information about this law, please feel free to click this link.
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