A tale of two cities: London or Dubai for divorce

In making life altering decisions such as divorce or separation, it is imperative to make an informed choice, armed with the pros and cons you could face in all eventualities.

When a relationship breaks down, the situation you can find yourself in can be isolating and the decision-making process as to what next steps to take […]

ANCILLARY RELIEF (FINANCIAL SETTLEMENTS) IN THE UK

In England and Wales when a couple arrives at the conclusion that the marriage is at an end there are various factors that need to be considered when deciding to part ways. As well as the divorce procedure itself, arrangements need to be made with regards to children and assets of the family.

Usually the couple […]

FAQ’s on 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 from the UK, for example, and can become more complicated if there are children and […]

Fewer people tying the knot in Dubai – Nita Maru

Number of registered marriages falls from 5,090 to 4,457 in two years.

The number of marriages in Dubai has come down over the last couple of years, according to data released by the Dubai Statistics Centre. While a total of 5,090 marriages were registered in 2014, the number dropped to 4,851 in 2015 and 4,457 in […]

Marriages are falling apart within months, says Divorce Clinic – Nita Maru

70 per cent of incompatible couples are unable to resolve differences.Dubai: Divorce is no longer the last resort for incompatible couples as they are increasingly considering it as an option within months of their marriage, according to the Dubai Divorce Legal Clinic at TWS Legal Consultants.Nita Maru, managing partner at TWS Legal Consultants who established […]

Advice for expats divorcing in Dubai – Nita Maru

The UAE court system can be a daunting prospect for expats – especially those who are going down the path of divorce.
Nida Chaudhry, a solicitor working with TWS Legal Consultants in Dubai, answers some of the common questions.

Where can I get a divorce?
This is the most common question expert family lawyers get asked. Legally, this […]

The difference between custody and guardianship in the UAE – Nita Maru

Custody and guardianship is an often repeated concern for expats considering a divorce in the UAE.These concerns are further compounded when the parties are not aware that the laws of the UAE differ from those of the country of their nationality.
When considering a divorce, the husband and wife must note that custody and guardianship are […]

Child custody in UAE: Big battles over little ones – Nita Maru

Lack of awareness about UAE laws resulting in ugly situations as parents go in for divorce, say legal expertsDUBAI: The mother of a 14-year-old girl is worried sick. Since her daughter is 13-plus, she does not have automatic custody or any guardianship rights over her in the UAE. But the father, who has these rights, […]

Issues facing couples considering divorce in the UAE

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 […]

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 […]