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Family Law in Dubai

Family Law in Dubai

Updated on Tuesday 19th April 2016

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Family-Law-in-Dubai.jpgFamily law matters in Dubai are generally governed by Federal Law No. 28 of 2005 of the UAE Federal Affairs Law. Muslims observe different laws in the UAE and non-Muslims living in the UAE can ask for the application of their own laws under certain conditions.
Family matters can be delicate. This is why our lawyers in Dubai will handle every case with care and professionalism. With the help of our lawyers, you can solve any legal issue in Dubai that concerns divorce, marriage or child custody and care.

Dealing with family issues in Dubai

Federal Law No. 28 concerning Personal Status is based on the Sharia Law and it applies to citizens and non-citizens of the United Arab Emirates. However, the law allows expatriates to use the law of their own home countries in the Dubai courts, if possible. The provisions of Law No. 28 cover areas like divorce in Dubai, child custody and rights or inheritance and property.
Child custody in Dubai is established according to the best interests of the child. After divorce, custody is generally give to the mother, if she so wishes and if she is deemed capable. In order to be given custody, the parent receiving this right must be a mature adult with no psychological problems, capable of raising and caring for the child. The UAE Personal Status law gives legal custody right to the mother, then to those related to the mother more than to those related to the father, except the father. 
If you are going through a divorce and the custody needs to be established for the child or children, our law firm In Dubai can give you more details about your rights as a parent.

Other family matters in Dubai

Inheritance in Dubai is also established by Federal Law No. 28. When there are both male and female heirs, the law prescribes that the man may inherit twice as much as the women. 
A lawsuit in Dubai concerning personal status matters must first be submitted to the Family Orientation Committee. An exception to this rule are cases concerning wills, inheritance, alimony, fostering and others. Our Dubai attorneys can also provide you with solutions for succession and inheritance in Dubai.
We can help you with estate planning, wills and generally any legal way of dealing with assets and passing them on to heirs. Our litigation lawyers in Dubai can also offer you assistance in any court cases.


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