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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)...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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...
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’...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 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...
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
Under the Personal Status Law, divorce is defined as the termination of a legally binding marriage contract between...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Abusive behavior at home is a worldwide issue crossing national boundaries just as financial, social, and racial issues.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
This video shows The wife's claims are the compensation type after divorce.
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
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.
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."
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!
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 - 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?
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?
Dr. Hassan Elhais explains different cases of child abduction in the UAE.
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
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?
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: 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!
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 - 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.
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 - 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.