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July 07, 2019|
In my column this week in The National newspaper, I answer several questions including one from a reader who does not live in the UAE but whose ex-husband - and father of her child - does. I explain she is entitled to travel to the UAE to file a case for child support against her former husband, as long as the child was born during a marriage that is deemed to be valid under UAE law. I also explain child support cases are separate from any divorce cases and that it is possible to claim child support without the need to also file for divorce.
May 19, 2019|
In my column this week in The National newspaper, I answer a question from a reader who is inquiring whether a friend who had a child with her partner outside of the UAE - who she was not married to - can request the UAE courts enforce a child custody agreement that the child's father must provide child support. I explain that because a sexual relationship outside of wedlock constitutes a crime in the UAE, and a child from an unwedded couple is evidence of that crime, the UAE courts will consider such a settlement a void agreement.
April 08, 2019|
In my weekly column in The National newspaper, I answer a reader who quit her job after her divorce and is living on a visit visa with no accommodation - but her husband is not providing financial support for her two children under three. I explain to her that as long as her husband is still a UAE resident, UAE law expounds that all fathers must provide maintenance for their children as long as they are dependents; that is until they have finished education or married, if they are girls. The woman must register a case with the Personal Status Court, which will first look to settle the case amicably before initiating court proceedings.
October 12, 2018|
In my weekly column in The National newspaper I advise an ex-wife who is non-resident in the UAE on what her rights are in claiming increased alimony in line with the increase in her ex-husband's salary; and I outline the legal options a British man living in Abu Dhabi has in relation to filing a case against his wife who has absconded with their child back to the United Kingdom. The case is tricky, as the man is yearning to see his child but does not want criminal charges to be filed against his wife - however, as I explain, UAE law does not leave much alternative.
June 16, 2018|
In my publication this week, I discussed alimony for divorce women. If the women want to increase the alimony, she can go for an appeal with an additional evidence, requesting for the alimony increase and the appeal court can amend the judgment. When the women get a favorable verdict to seize the ex-husband's asset, even if the ex-husband doesn't have any asset to seize, subsequently the women have the right to request from the execution court to blacklist the ex-husband.
April 22, 2018|
In my publication this week, firstly I explained that "Ishqaal" filed by the husband in alimony and custody settlement matters, shall not suspend or freeze the proceeding as per article No. 11 of the UAE Personal Status Law No. 28 of 2005. Thereafter, I discussed the ruling of the Supreme Court of Dubai in case No. 26/2002 regarding the understanding of defamatory remarks.
November 24, 2016|
In my interview this week in The National newspaper, I explained whether or not a wife can send demand letters to husband's employer to demand financial support or maintenance. I further explained that failing to support financially is one of the grounds for seeking divorce.
June 16, 2016|
In my interview this week in The National newspaper, I addressed whether a wife can claim financial support from her husband dating back 10 years. I also discussed whether a wife can get the money she is entitled to in the circumstances where her husband has a lot of bounced cheque and civil cases.
June 02, 2016|
In my interview this week in The National newspaper, I addressed whether a husband could force his wife to stop working after getting married. I also discussed whether a husband could file a custody case against his ex-wife who remarried two years previously without informing the ex-husband.
April 28, 2016|
In my interview this week in The National newspaper, I addressed whether a man can be forced to sponsor his ex-wife and children's visa and accommodation in the UAE. I also discussed whether a husband can win custody of his children and under which conditions.
December 31, 2015|
In my interview this week in The National newspaper, I explained how the court allocates financial resources and property in the event of the dissolution of marriage, what happens to the property owned by the couple, and if and when one spouse must pay maintenance for the other after the marriage is dissolved.
November 19, 2015|
In my interview this week in The National newspaper I discussed several legal marital matters like the recognition of marriage inside the UAE, marriage validity, and prenuptial agreements.
Total Publications: 12