What a Woman Must Know When Seeking Divorce in Dubai

by Tony Maalouli Legal Consultant

Divorce is one thing that is never a pleasing experience for anyone, especially for a woman. And when talking about getting a divorce in Dubai, the laws are quite strict and must be adhered to fully. When you are seeking a divorce, you should know what the legal process is, what are the priorities you have to focus on and how should take your step, along with consulting family lawyers in Dubai. Here’s what you must know and focus on:

  • Divorce Process and Certificate
    You can proceed to the court to file for the divorce after getting a No Objection Certificate from the Family Guidance Committee. Along with that, you are required to produce witnesses, which can be either 2 men or 1 man and 2 women. These witnesses must be fully aware of the personal and family matters you are having and must answer the reason for the unhappiness in your family life, and why granting a divorce is the best solution for you. The witnesses must be able to answer all the questions asked to them.

    If you are unable to bring a witness, then the court will require witness statements and that must prove to the judge how the claimant is unhappy in the marriage. All the proceedings take place in the local, Arabic language, and is the witnesses do not speak Arabic, then they are provided with a translator.

  • Children’s Custody
    In a general case, custody of the male child below age of 11 and female child below the age of 13 is granted to the mother. But it is not certain in all the cases. The court takes into consideration the betterment of the children, the state of the mother and father, their financial conditions and several other things before deciding on the custody. After the above mentioned ages, the custody can be either extended or can be provided to the father, if he produces strong case in his favor.

  • Financial Support
    As it happens globally, a woman can claim financial support from the husband, but it is subjected to several factors. The court takes into consideration husband’s income and how they have to take the burden of children’s upbringing. The amount of husband’s income determines how much maintenance the woman can seek. According to the Personal Status Law, the husband is liable to pay a certain sum, decided by the court, to bear the expense of woman and children, regardless of wife’s income and financial condition.

Considering all these things, you must consult best lawyers in Dubai and make sure appoint a reliable and experienced one to represent your case in the court.

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About Tony Maalouli Freshman   Legal Consultant

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