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September 14, 2022|
The Abu Dhabi Non-Personal Status Law is a ground-breaking initiative in the Emirates of Abu Dhabi towards giving rights to the expats in line with the international best practices, taking into account the local customs, culture and language. It remains to be seen whether other Emirates of the UAE will follow the lead of Abu Dhabi and introduce similar laws for non-Muslims expats and locals in the near future. Meanwhile, the UAE Personal Status Law would continue to apply to the rest of the UAE.
April 12, 2022|
Expatriates have enjoyed living in the UAE for many years but often do not understand the application of the UAE laws on them. In this series, we are covering the laws applicable to family matters in the UAE which have implications for expatriates.
March 07, 2022|
In a recent development, the Ras Al Khaimah Courts Department has launched a new electronic registration system for family cases. The new service can be accessed through the official electronic portal maintained by the Ras Al Khaimah government. The new system for electronic filing has been now introduced with the specific aims to simplify the entire process, making it more customer-friendly in order to achieve speedy submission of applications before the family guidance department.
February 16, 2022|
Many groundbreaking legal changes have been introduced in the UAE in recent months. The new changes have been nothing short of revolutionary in terms of modernizing the existing rules and building a more flexible and expat-friendly environment.
January 19, 2022|
A divorce process can often be a very unsettling time for the people; however, it is important to understand that financial rights concerning ‘alimony’ and ‘child support’ are very crucial factors that have far-reaching implications. In legal terms, ‘alimony’ refers to the legal obligation of a person to provide financial support to his or her spouse in the instance of a marital separation as per the applicable family law.
August 17, 2021|
Pursuant to the latest amendments made to the inheritance laws in the UAE, it is now possible for expats to apply the law of their home country for inheritance matters, including specifying the choice of law as part of their will.
July 07, 2021|
In the wake of progression by implementing new legislations, the Emirate of Dubai has promulgated a new law by virtue of Law number 9 of 2020 for regulating the Family Ownership (hereinafter referred to as the Law).
March 25, 2020|
The Judicial circuit of Abu Dhabi has on 26 February 2020 issued Decision number 9 of the year 2020 regarding a manual for handling personal status cases in the emirate of Abu Dhabi, hereinafter referred to as the Manual.
March 11, 2020|
Divorce is indeed a very delicate matter, and if children are involved, it should be dealt with the utmost care and conscious.
February 12, 2020|
UAE government has issued some significant amendments in UAE Family law, especially towards divorce and custody cases by virtue of Federal Law Number 8 of 2019 amending Federal Law number 28 of 2005 concerning the Personal Status Law in UAE (the new Law)
December 22, 2019|
A fundamental requirement of being a witness is to be impartial as a person with the conflict of interest with either of the parties is not recommended to appear as a witness.
October 27, 2016|
The statement of Claim is drafted by the Claimant or the lawyer. The statement of claim has to be in writing and in the Arabic language. The statement of claim should include the names of the parties, the location, and addresses of the...
February 25, 2016|
Dr. Hassan Elhais explains the kind of correspondences that the court accepts, and the role of the mediators in the processes of the family courts, whose purpose is to communicate between the parties to settle an...
February 23, 2016|
Dr. Hassan Elhais explains about the Witnesses in the family court. After the witnesses have made their statements in the Family Court, there is usually one more hearing after that in order to allow both the parties to comment on the...
February 08, 2016|
Dr. Hassan Elhais explains the divorce for a U.A.E resident under U.A.E Family Law and Hindu marriage act 1995.
November 17, 2013|
Dr. Hassan Elhais explains the role of the family guidance committee in resolving family disputes.
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