November 23, 2022
Latest Update: The UAE has Issued a Civil Personal Status Law for non-Muslims at the Federal Level. The New Federal Law comes after the effective application of a non-Muslims Personal Status Law existing in Abu Dhabi.
October 17, 2022
Under the Shariah rules, a man is allowed to marry more than once and can have up to 4 wives. That said, the second wife has several rights in such a case. Some of the rights, as enshrined under the Federal Law No. 28 of 2005 On Personal Status (UAE Personal Status Law) have been briefly explained below.
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.
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.
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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