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 Legal Position Prenuptial Agreements


Under What Conditions Are Divorces Denied in The United Arab Emirates?

When dealing with divorce, you might have inadvertently come across various facets of what is commonly referred to as ‘family law’...

 Legal Position Prenuptial Agreements


What is the Legal Position of a Pre-Nuptial Agreement in the UAE?

Marriage is considered a sacred event precluded with love, bliss and joy until it comes to an end abruptly through a divorce, leaving behind bitterness over financial and custody matters...

Prenuptial Agreements


Validity of Pre and Post Nuptial Agreements

Muslim couples (Emirati and expatriate) enter into a marriage contract (Nikah') if they conduct an Islamic marriage in a Muslim jurisdiction or elsewhere....

UAE Family Law


Special Conditions in Marriage Contract

Marriage contracts usually take a standard format, however, special conditions may be incorporated into them. Such special conditions can provide different rights to either of the parties, but we have seen a prevalence of conditions which focus on giving the wife additional rights....

UAE Juvenile Law


UAE Child Abduction Laws: Requirements to Return the Abducted Child by One of the Parents

In this video, Dr Hassan Elhais discusses several important legal information relating to Child Abduction laws in the UAE. Dr and a few actual cases where such laws were applied in the UAE...

UAE Juvenile Law


UAE Divorce by Mutual Consent: Circumstances in Court and Waiting Period Explained

Divorce by mutual consent can be best understood as the legal process by which both the husband and wife mutually agree to divorce and, therefore, would like to terminate the marriage as per agreed terms...

UAE Juvenile Law


What Are the Legal Actions If a Wife Caught Her Husband's Infidelity

Infidelity is one of the grounds for divorce and it remains one of the major grounds for filing for divorce...

UAE Juvenile Law


UAE Child Abductions: Essential Tips for Parents in the Event of Spousal Abduction

Through this video, I will highlight three important points to be considered by either spouse, if the other spouse has abducted the child from another country to the UAE without proper authorization and consent...

UAE Juvenile Law


Legal Consequences of Abortion in the UAE: Jail Terms and Penalties

In the UAE laws, abortion is broadly regulated under two laws. These are the Federal Decree Law 31 of 2021 On the Issuance of Crimes and Penalties Law....

UAE Juvenile Law


Case Study: Child Custody in the UAE - Legal Analysis and Outcomes

Custody laws in the United Arab Emirates are mainly set down in the Federal Law No. 28 of 2005 (UAE Personal Affairs Law).....

UAE Juvenile Law


Know More About How Divorce and Mediation Work in the UAE

The divorce process in the UAE allows for meditation steps before proceeding with litigation....

UAE Family Law


Child Abduction in the UAE: Implications and Important Information You Should Know

When you talk about kidnapping it usually involves an instance of kidnapping accompanied by a ransom for monetary profits. However, when one talks about abduction....

UAE Juvenile Law


Travel Ban on Your Child: Why It's Important to Reevaluate the Decision

At the beginning of 2021, significant and amazing changes were announced in the Dubai Decision No. 3 of 2021, which was applied in the Emirate of Dubai only....

UAE Juvenile Law


UAE Juvenile Law: Ensuring the Rights and Well-being of Minors

The Federal Law No. 3 of 2016 on Child’s Rights (also known as 'Wadeema’s law' or 'UAE child protection law') was enacted in the UAE to ensure that all children in the UAE...

UAE Family Law


UAE Family Law: Putting Children's Interests First and Safeguarding their Rights

The UAE is not a signatory to Reciprocal Enforcement of Maintenance Orders (REMO)...

Family Court Process UAE


UAE Family Law: Prioritizing the Best Interest of the Child in Custody Matters

Family laws in the UAE, which have now come to be separate for Muslims and non-Muslims...

Family Court Process UAE


Digital Solutions for Family Disputes in the UAE: Everything You Should Know

Family courts have launched an electronic registration system for family cases. This service can be accessed through...

Family Court Process UAE


A Deep Dive on UAE's Child Protection Law: Rights, Responsibilities, and Support

This video is a step-by-step guide on UAE Family Court Process...

Child Protection Law UAE


A Deep Dive on UAE's Child Protection Law: Rights, Responsibilities, and Support

The Community Development Authority (CDA) of Dubai drafted a child protection policy aiming to protect children...

UAE Adoption


Understanding UAE Adoption: Regulations, Procedures, and Eligibility

These provide a broad outlook on the concept and process of custody of abandoned children in the UAE...

Child Custody UAE


Step-by-Step Guide: Legal Process for Mutual Transfer of Child Custody

A custodian and a guardian are two different concepts. A custodian is an individual who takes care of the child on a day-to-day basis and has physical custody of the child...

Visitation Rights UAE


Dubai Courts' Guidelines on Visitation Rights: What Every Parent Should Know

At the beginning of 2021, Dubai Decision No. 3 of 2021 laid down the visitation timings by one of the parents, and the...

Guardianship in the UAE


Guardianship in the UAE: Essential Information You Should Know

While the UAE Personal Status Law continues to apply to Muslims in Abu Dhabi and in the rest of the UAE, the new law applies to non-Muslims living in the country...

UAE Adoption


UAE Adoption: Everything You Need to Know About the Process and Legalities

The laws of the UAE prohibit adoption within the UAE by non-Emirati couples. This means that only Emirati citizens holding UAE passports may adopt abandoned children in...

Annulment vs Divorce in the UAE


Annulment vs Divorce in the UAE: Understanding the Key Differences

There is a legal difference between the terms ‘Annulment’ and ‘Divorce’. Both terms relate to marriage contracts and have very distinct meanings and resultant procedures to each...

Ensuring the Best for Children


Ensuring the Best for Children: Joint Custody After Divorce in UAE Law

While the UAE Personal Status Law continues to apply to Muslims in Abu Dhabi and in the rest of the UAE, the new law applies to the non-Muslims living in the country...

Child Custody Under Sharia Law


Child Custody Under Sharia Law: Key Considerations and Essential Information

Child custody is an important consideration when spouses are getting divorced. While divorce in itself is a tough situation to be in, when there are children involved, it becomes a...

International Child Abduction


International Child Abduction: Ensuring Protection and Legal Remedies

The UAE is not a signatory to the Hague Convention. Within UAE laws, there are no statutory provisions specifically dealing with child abduction...

Exploring Interfaith Marriages in the UAE


Exploring Interfaith Marriages in the UAE: What You Need to Know?

Interfaith marriage refers to situations where spouses who belong to different faiths conclude a marriage...

Understanding the Impact of Divorce on Children


Understanding the Impact of Divorce on Children: Emotional, Psychological, and Social Consequences

This process is even more difficult for children, especially when they are very young. At a tender age, children are not able to understand the new changes that arise...

Child Abduction in UAE


Protecting Children's Rights: Punishments for Child Abduction in the UAE

Abduction in legal terms refers to ‘taking a person away utilizing persuasion, fraud, or force’...

A Comprehensive Guide for Expatriates (Part 5)


Understanding UAE Family Law: A Comprehensive Guide for Expatriates (Part 5)

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...

A Comprehensive Guide for Expatriates (Part 4)


Understanding UAE Family Law: A Comprehensive Guide for Expatriates (Part 4)

We have discussed personal status laws applicable to the entire UAE in the previous videos. Now shift our focus to the Emirates of Abu Dhabi, which introduced a new law, called the Abu Dhabi Law No. 14 of 2021...

A Comprehensive Guide for Expatriates (Part 3)


Understanding UAE Family Law: A Comprehensive Guide for Expatriates (Part 3)

In Part III of our series on family law-related issues for expatriates in the UAE, we turn our focus to the matters related to child custody, child relocation and abduction, and inheritance...

A Comprehensive Guide for Expatriates (Part 2)


Understanding UAE Family Law: A Comprehensive Guide for Expatriates (Part 2)

In this Part II of the ongoing series, we will understand the application of foreign law in personal law matters in the UAE and the types of claims usually seen in divorce matters...

A Comprehensive Guide for Expatriates (Part 1)


Understanding UAE Family Law: A Comprehensive Guide for Expatriates (Part 1)

This video provides a comprehensive guide to understanding family law in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for expatriates....

Financial Rights of a Wife


Financial Rights of a Wife Before and After Marriage in the UAE

The laws which govern family disputes in the UAE are mainly the UAE Personal Status Law which is called the Federal Law No. 28 of 2005...

Latest UAE Laws for Non-Muslims


Exploring the Latest UAE Laws for Non-Muslims: Implications for Marriage, Divorce, and Inheritance

This video provides a comprehensive overview of marriage, divorce, and inheritance laws applicable to non-Muslims...

Divorce Laws for Muslims in the UAE


Divorce Laws for Muslims in the UAE

Under the Personal Status Law, divorce is defined as the termination of a legally binding marriage contract between...

Child Custody and Travel Ban


Child Custody and Travel Ban Restrictions for Children in the UAE

In this video, we'll be discussing custody and guardianship for children after divorce and its relationship to travel ban restrictions in the UAE...

Family Protection


Key Things to Know About Child Protection Laws in the UAE

Wadeema’s Law protects the overall rights of the child, including fundamental rights of life, security and care, family rights, health rights, social rights, and...

Alimony


All you need to know about alimony

It is important to understand that financial rights concerning ‘alimony’ and ‘child support’ are very crucial factors that have far-reaching implications...

Second Marriage in the UAE


Do You Need Any Permission for A Second Marriage in the UAE?

The UAE laws allow for all nationals as well as expatriates to conduct and solemnize their marriages in the UAE. When it comes to Islamic Marriages, the Sharia provisions will apply, and regardless of the nationality of persons...

Domestic Violence


Domestic Violence

Abusive behavior at home is a worldwide issue crossing national boundaries just as financial, social, and racial issues.

Revised Family Law


Everything You Need to Know About Abu Dhabi's Revised Family Law

Abu Dhabi's reform comes a year after the UAE at a federal level started to reform its legal system to make it more attractive for investment.

Divorce Decree


Abu Dhabi Now Allows Non-Muslims to Apply for Unilateral Divorce

The new Decree amends the previous practices applicable to the divorce of non-Muslims and allows the concept of unilateral divorce for the first time.

Child Custody


4 Major Components of a Child Custody Agreement

UAE laws on child custody and related rights are best understood to focus on the sole objective of ensuring and protecting the well-being of the child.

Divorce vs Annulment


Divorce vs Annulment

There are certain key legal requirements that are to be met in order for a Muslim marriage to be recognized as a valid marriage in the UAE.

Family Guidance Committee


What is the Function of the Family Guidance Committee?

In relation to family law, the only mode of mediation is through the Family Guidance Committee. The commencement of most family cases must be referred here.

Compensation Types After Divorce


Compensation Types After Divorce

This video shows The wife's claims are the compensation type after divorce.

Punishments And Fines For Child Negligence In The UAE


What Are The Punishments And Fines For Child Negligence In The UAE

In the UAE, the rights of the children are protected without any discrimination based on origin, sex, home country, religion, social status, or disability of any child.

Key Things to Know About UAE’s Inheritance Law


Key Things to Know About UAE’s Inheritance Law

The UAE Personal Status Law defines ‘inheritance’ as ‘the imperative devolution of the property and financial rights upon the death of their owner to those deserving.

Filing for Divorce? Here is the Checklist!


UAE Strengthens its Fight Against Domestic Abuse

UAE announced the launch of a family protection policy aimed at tackling domestic violence. The policy emphasizes that it's a crucial step needed to "safeguard all sections of society."

Divorce in UAE


How Long Must You Be Married Before You Can File for Divorce?

Learn more about divorce laws in the UAE in this short video

Filing for Divorce? Here is the Checklist!


Filing for Divorce? Here is the Checklist!

The Personal Status Court in Dubai deals with divorce matters for both Emiratis and Expats.

I don't want my husband to take a second wife


I don't want my husband to take a second wife - can this be in our marriage contract?

Both parties to the marriage contract may request to add special conditions in their marriage contract, provided these conditions are compliant with Sharia principles.

Can I Report My Husband for Stealing from Me?


Can I Report My Husband for Stealing from Me?

Dr. Hassan Elhais explains if a wife can register a case of theft to husband who stole money from her.

What is the law regarding Child abduction in the UAE?


What is the law regarding Child abduction in the UAE?

Dr. Hassan Elhais explains different cases of child abduction in the UAE.

Lets Learn UAE Family Law


Lets Learn UAE Family Law

Don't miss to be a part of an extremely interactive session prepared by Dr. Hassan Elhais and introduced by Mr. Byron James with regards UAE Family law, through this webinar.

He is not your sponsor after divorce


He is not your sponsor after divorce

How can I leave the country if my husband is withholding my visa? You must watch this very informative 2D animated video prepared by Dr. Hassan Elhais.

How to claim Financial Support in Divorce?


How to claim Financial Support in Divorce?

Find out from this 2D animated short video about a couple under a divorce proceeding, created under crucial guidance of Dr Hassan Elhais.

Marriage Certificate attestation


Marriage Certificate attestation: How to authorize?

How can I seek attestation on my Marriage certificate? Check out this 2D animated video for attestation regarding issues prepared by Dr. Hassan Elhais.

Your Divorce Your Choice!


Your Divorce Your Choice!

What all types of divorces exist under the UAE laws? Check out this amazing 2D animated video regarding the types of divorces under UAE laws by a renowned legal consultant in the UAE, Dr. Hassan Elhais.

Family Law Video


Family Law - Parental Child Abduction under UAE Law

Date: February 14, 2019 - Legal Consultant in Dubai Dr. Hassan Elhais answers frequently asked questions related to parental child abduction in the United Arab Emirates.

https://www.professionallawyer.me/videos/domestic-abuse-custody-and-divorce-laws-in-the-middle-east">Domestic Abuse, Custody and Divorce Law Video


AlaAn TV - Domestic Abuse, Custody, and Divorce Laws in the Middle East

Year: 2013 - Expert opinion of Dr. Hassan Elhais, specializing in and comparing various Middle Eastern jurisdictions when it comes to marriage, domestic abuse, custody, and protection available to women. This interview was broadcast on AlaAn TV more than seven times.

Child Abduction Video


Child Abduction - Answering Legal Questions UAE

Date: Dec 20, 2015 - Exclusive interview with a Legal Consultant in Dubai Dr. Hassan Elhais answers frequently asked questions related to child abduction in the United Arab Emirates.

Family Law Video


Family Law - Answering Legal Questions UAE

Date: November 19, 2015 - Legal Consultant in Dubai Dr. Hassan Elhais answers frequently asked questions related to family law here in the United Arab Emirates.

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