Family law

Legislation in the United Arab Emirates regarding personal and family matters is governed by Federal Law No. 5 of 1985 (the Civil Code) and Federal Law No. 28 of 2005 (Personal Status Law), as well as its amendments.

Whether you are in the UAE or abroad, Muslim or non-Muslim, you can count on our professional expertise to guide you through the implications of UAE Sharia law on marriage (nikah).

 Islamic or mixed religion marriage, divorce (divorce), legal custody and support of children, guardianship, alimony – husband support (claim for compensation from the wife for so-called “moral damage”), family mediation, domestic violence, forced marriage, prenuptial and post-nuptial agreements , an agreement of separation, separation and extension to Islamic finance, mortgages, investments and trusts for Muslims, citizens and residents as well as for non-Muslim expatriates, when the law of their country does not apply, especially in inheritance and protection of assets and wills.

We also advise on the competencies of international family law and its applications in the UAE.

 Divorce is an issue that is dealt with by understanding the requirements and validity of its applicability in the UAE local and federal laws.

Taking the time to explore your options and plan a thoughtful divorce will give your family the long-term stability it needs.

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