Family Lawyers in Dubai, UAE

family law FIRM in dubai, UAE

Family Lawyers at NYK Law Firm, are committed to providing professional and knowledgeable legal assistance in all areas of family law. Our goal is to support our clients through challenging times, protect their rights, and achieve favourable outcomes that serve their best interests.

Our experienced team of family lawyers in Dubai provides guidance and legal support throughout the process. We handle all aspects, including divorce, child custody arrangements, spousal support or alimony, and visitation rights. We strive to ensure that our client’s rights and interests are protected while helping them navigate this challenging period.

We recognize the value of resolving family law disputes amicably and outside of court. Our family lawyers in Dubai act as neutral mediators, facilitating negotiations and mediation between parties. We strive to foster productive conversations and help our clients reach mutually agreeable resolutions that minimize conflict and promote long-term harmony.

Frequently Asked Questions

Personal status law in the UAE governs matters related to family, marriage, divorce, child custody, and inheritance. It is based on Islamic law (Sharia) for Muslims and civil law for non-Muslims.

The provisions of the Personal Status law apply to all UAE nationals. It will not apply to non-Muslim UAE nationals if they have special provisions applicable to their community or confession.
The Personal Status law applies equally to non-citizens in the UAE. However, they could ask for the law of their country to be applied. The application of the foreign law should not compromise Articles 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 27 and 28 of the Federal Law No. 5 of 1985 of the Civil Transactions Law of the UAE, as amended.

Personal status law in the UAE is primarily derived from Islamic law (Sharia) for Muslims. Non-Muslims can choose to follow their home country’s legal system in matters of personal status.

Divorce laws for Muslim couples – Islamic marriages are governed by the Sharia law. If both husband and wife are Muslims and residents in the UAE, Sharia/UAE law will most likely be applied to their divorce. The same is likely if the husband is a Muslim and the woman a non-Muslim.
Divorce laws for non-Muslim couples- Non-Muslim expatriate residents can file for divorce in their home country (domicile) or apply for divorce in the UAE. If the parties wish to have the law of their home country applied, they may petition for this before the court.

According to Federal Law No 28 of 2005 for Personal Affairs, the biological mother of the child is the custodian and the father is the guardian. Custody involves day-to-day care of the child, which is usually granted to the mother without interfering with the right of guardianship awarded to the father.
Article 156 of Federal Law No 28 of 2005 for Personal Affairs provides that a child’s custody under the mother ends when their son reaches the age of 11 and when their daughter reaches the age of 13. The father being the guardian can claim the custody thereafter.


Family Lawyers in Dubai

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