The Waiting Period Post-Divorce

Family law in the UAE is governed by Shariah law, from the Islamic principles. For this reason, the courts will often distinguish between situations involving Muslims and non-Muslims....

Marriage and the United Arab Emirates

For many expatriates who move to the UAE, one of the biggest cultural differences between their adopted country and their native country is the legal importance of the institution...

In accusations of adultery

In certain circumstances, expatriate residents in the UAE unfamiliar with the laws of the land may be unaware that adultery is a crime in the country. Such a conviction could have...

Foreign legal orders in the UAE

Every now and then legal matters arise in which foreign legal orders may become pertinent to a case. This can happen, for example, in international child disputes where orders are...

Fast-tracking your family dispute

In a situation of a marriage or family breakdown, lengthy court battles over issues like custody may strain already frayed nerves. A shortcut that may be preferable to the whole...