Issues facing couples considering divorce in the UAE – Nita Maru

When a couple decide to divorce the issue can be further complicated when you are residing in a foreign country where you are not aware of the local laws and procedures.The laws governing divorce in the UAE are very different to the UK, for example, and become even more complicated if there are children and […]

Rights on changing jobs in UAE

A recent letter by a 7DAYS reader about changing jobs sparked a lot of debate. The reader was worried that their current employer would cause trouble for them if they tried to leave and the person wanted to know what their rights were.
Here, solicitor Nida Chaudhry answers some of the key questions about moving companies.
Can […]

Harassed husbands: How some married men end up as victims of physical and emotional abuse – Nita Maru

Believe it or not, harassed hubbies are a sad and silent reality in Dubai. The UAE Law does not speak separately about husband or wife but in general gives the right to any of them who gets abused to take action against the other.

A Dubai-based man recently filed a case against his wife in the […]

Who will take care of your kids? – Nita Maru

It is extremely important for parents to be aware that guardianship and custody are both separate issues in the UAE. Dubai-based solicitor Nita Maru takes parents through the process of naming a legal guardian for children in case of a family tragedy.

Sharia law, and more particularly the UAE Personal Affairs Law, governs the issues pertaining […]

DIFC Wills and Probate Registry – Nita Maru

Nita Maru, Solicitor and Managing Partner of TWS Legal Consultants talks about the new regulations regarding wills announced by DIFC.

In a landmark move the DIFC introduced new rules, relating to succession and inheritance matters for non-Muslims owning assets in the Emirate of Dubai. The DIFC is the first jurisdiction in the MENA region, where a […]

Infidelity behind large majority of divorce cases in UAE – Nita Maru

Dubai recorded about 11 marriages and four divorce cases every day last year.

A Dubai-based legal firm says almost 85 per cent of divorce cases are caused by some sort of infidelity.
“Infidelity alone amounts to about 85 per cent of all divorce cases that come to us,” says Nita Maru, Solicitor and Managing Partner at TWS […]

UAE rules and regulations on divorce – Nita Maru

We are usually brought up to believe that when two people fall in love, the natural outcome is getting married and building a family. And just as the decision to get married is no easy one, neither are the legal systems across different countries and jurisdictions when it comes to granting divorce to estranged couples, […]

BIDAYA Magazine Feature

Where there’s a Will

The Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) has formed the DIFC Wills and Probate Registry, which allows non-Muslim individuals owning assets within Dubai to freely dispose of their Dubai estate in the event of death.
Following her involvement with the creation of the registry, which starts today, Dubai-based solicitor Nita Maru answers key questions on the issue […]

New inheritance laws in DIFC

In a landmark move, the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) has set out plans to form the ‘DIFC Wills and Probate Registry’ and introduce new internationally-recognized common law principles that will allow non-Muslim individuals owning assets within Dubai to freely dispose of their Dubai estate in the event of their death.
Following her involvement with the […]