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Expatriate Law
A new scheme has been announced in Abu Dhabi which will allow non-Muslim expatriates to divorce through their church.
Hassan Elhais
Question: How long is the waiting period for women to remarry?
Hassan Elhais
I lived in the UAE with my husband until he recently divorced me and clearly said that he would not take me back.
Rubert & Partners (In association with United Advocates)
The divorce of expatriates in the UAE before the UAE Courts may be regulated by the law of the United Arab Emirates or by the personal law of marriage.
Hassan Elhais
A man kidnapped his daughter and brought her to Dubai after losing custody of the 5-year-old to his ex-wife in their home country, the Personal Status Court was told.
Hassan Elhais
I am a Muslim woman who has been married to a Muslim man for five years.
BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates LLP
The question of inheritance in the event of death is the ultimate apprehension of European expatriates residing in the UAE, especially considering the uncertainty and complexity of the rules that governs inheritance matters in the UAE.
Meyer-Reumann & Partners
A major change to family law could see divorcing couples spared tens of thousands of dirhams in lawyers' fees, legal figures have said.
Afridi & Angell Legal Consultants
The Wills and Probate Registry in the Dubai International Financial Centre (the "Registry") opened in late April of this year.
Hassan Elhais
My husband and I have been living in the UAE for two years and we're both from Asia.
James Berry & Associates
Then when you come to the UAE, you will need to have the certificate attested by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for it to be recognised here.
Hassan Elhais
I want my wife to go back to our home country and take care of my children. Do the laws allow me to stop my spouse from working?
Hassan Elhais
My husband filed for divorce in our home country and cancelled my visa, so I was forcefully sent home by him and my in-laws.
Hassan Elhais
Question: I have custody of my son from a previous marriage to a Muslim man. I'm Asian and not Muslim and we're both remarried now but my ex-husband is trying to force me to give him custody.
Hassan Elhais
If someone has chosen a beneficiary for their life insurance policy, does the insurance payout become part of the inheritance after the death of that person or is it only given to the beneficiary?
Hassan Elhais
I suspect that my husband might be cheating on me but I do not have enough evidence to prove it. Can I request that the authorities get Etisalat to check the text message exchanges...
Expatriate Law
In the NatWest "Quality of Life" index, the UAE and Dubai are ranked second only to Singapore, outranking all other typical expatriate locations such as Australia, New Zealand and Spain.
Expatriate Law
The efficacy of a court order or judgment is only as good as the ability to enforce it.
Expatriate Law
A court's ability to accept an application for divorce is called its "jurisdiction". The choice of jurisdiction on divorce can have far-reaching implications financially.
Hassan Elhais
In this article we will guide you to better understand the legal process which is followed in most family disputes.
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Expatriate Law
A new scheme has been announced in Abu Dhabi which will allow non-Muslim expatriates to divorce through their church.
Afridi & Angell Legal Consultants
The Wills and Probate Registry in the Dubai International Financial Centre (the "Registry") opened in late April of this year.
Hassan Elhais
In a recent Supreme Court case decision, according to Article 13 of the personal status law, court of cassation applied foreign law in a divorce matter.
Expatriate Law
In the NatWest "Quality of Life" index, the UAE and Dubai are ranked second only to Singapore, outranking all other typical expatriate locations such as Australia, New Zealand and Spain.
Rubert & Partners (In association with United Advocates)
The divorce of expatriates in the UAE before the UAE Courts may be regulated by the law of the United Arab Emirates or by the personal law of marriage.
Hassan Elhais
I lived in the UAE with my husband until he recently divorced me and clearly said that he would not take me back.
Hassan Elhais
Question: How long is the waiting period for women to remarry?
Hassan Elhais
I am a Muslim woman who has been married to a Muslim man for five years.
Hassan Elhais
A man kidnapped his daughter and brought her to Dubai after losing custody of the 5-year-old to his ex-wife in their home country, the Personal Status Court was told.
Meyer-Reumann & Partners
A major change to family law could see divorcing couples spared tens of thousands of dirhams in lawyers' fees, legal figures have said.
Hassan Elhais
I suspect that my husband might be cheating on me but I do not have enough evidence to prove it. Can I request that the authorities get Etisalat to check the text message exchanges...
Hassan Elhais
Question: I want to have an amicable divorce from my husband but I am a European woman and he an Asian Muslim man, so I'm not sure what points I should discuss with him.
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