FAQ’s on Divorce, Custody and Guardianship in the UAE

When a couples decide to divorce, various issues arise which are 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 problems are […]

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 […]

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 […]