FAQ’s on Divorce in the UAE

When a couple decide to divorce, various issues arise which may 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 and for that matter, most other non-Sharia law jurisdictions. The […]

Fewer people tying the knot in Dubai

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

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

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

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

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

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 […]

Infidelity behind large majority of divorce cases in UAE

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

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, […]