August 28, 2023
On 7th November 2021, the Emirate of Abu Dhabi issued a specific law for the first time to accommodate personal status matters for non-Muslims. The law was given Number 14 of the year 2021 and it was enforced from 15 December 2021.
February 08, 2023
The introduction of a new personal status law for the non-Muslims is a landmark decision on part of the UAE government. To be enforced from February 1st, 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.
November 23, 2022
Latest Update: 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.
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
In this final Part V of the series on family law matters for expatriates in the UAE, we continue to understand the key changes brought by the new law in the Emirates of Abu Dhabi, which has significant implications for non-Muslim locals and expatriates in Abu Dhabi.
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
Family courts have launched an electronic registration system for family cases. This service can be accessed through the official electronic portal maintained by the courts.
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 people; however, it is important to understand that financial rights concerning ‘alimony’ and ‘child support’ are very crucial factors that have far-reaching implications.
August 17, 2021
The right answer to this question is to ensure that you have a registered will at hand so that your wishes are protected as per the UAE inheritance law.
March 25, 2020
It is affirmed under Article 1 of the Manual that all competent courts or authorities dealing with personal matters shall adhere to the provisions of the Manual, and any contradicting order or decision is deemed to be cancelled.
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
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.
December 22, 2019
The vast majority of family court cases may have recourse to witness testimony, which can be very determinative to the outcome of the case.
February 25, 2016
In this article, we will explain the kind of correspondence 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 amicable solution to the family dispute.
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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