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Expertise On Child Custody & Divorce In UAE

Our legal team of Dubai family lawyers understands that, individual issues and family law can be a troublesome and now and again an upsetting possibility which requires specific systems. Our team of family lawyers and legal consultants attempts to lead clients through the keen legal procedure in order to acquire practical solutions to an emotional situation.

Our family law practice prompts on marriage disintegration and separation, child custody, provision, and different administrations. The governing of marital disputes is available via a group of relevant expert family lawyers in Dubai, UAE and internationally.

Family law, in simple terms, comprises of legal matters which impact families, whether it be concerning people related by blood, marriage or adoption.

We deal with all aspects of family law


Our team of family lawyers are experienced in dealing with divorce and separation matters. We recognize the emotional and personal difficulties that one faces under such circumstances and work with you to resolve the matter in your best interest. We undertake different approaches to reach the best result be it through mediation or contested divorce.

Child Custody And Visitation Rights

Custody means day-to-day upkeep and taking care of the child. In matters of legal separation or divorce, the court decides which party will be assigned as the ‘custodial parent’. In these circumstances, the non-custodial party has to apply for visitation rights. The general rule as far as custody is concerned is that it should be with the mother until the male child is 11 years old and the female child is 13 years old. However, this general rule has many exceptions, and it is safe to say that the court looks for the betterment of the child or children involved. Under the personal status law, the father is awarded with the right of guardianship which makes the father responsible for providing for the child morally and financially.

In certain circumstances the court will provide for ‘joint custody’ which allows both the parents to have the child with them for equal amount of time.

Maintenance For Wife And Children

In divorce and child custody matters, the court determines each parent’s financial responsibility for the children involved based on each party’s finances and establishes the sum of money to be paid by one party to the other.

Under Personal Status Law, the husband and the father is liable to pay towards all expenses of his wife and children regardless of the woman’s financial standing and income.

When it comes to claiming financial support from the husband, the most important aspect of this is to prove the husband’s income. The income of the husband shall determine the amount of the maintenance paid towards the children and the one-off lump sum amount to be paid to the wife.

Child Abduction And Imposing of Travel Bans

Parental child abduction is a criminal offence in the UAE and if you fear that the child might face risk of parental abduction, you can file for child custody and impose travel bans on your child,

“Custody and guardianship of a child are defined by Federal Law No (28) of 2005 concerning Personal Status, the mother is the natural custodian of the child, unless otherwise specified by the court, and the father is the guardian who holds the rights of supervision and maintenance of the child”.

Under the UAE family laws, in father of the child being the legal guardian possesses the right to impose travel ban on the child and similarly the mother of the child can make similar requests if she fears that her spouse may abduct the child.

In instances wherein travel ban has been imposed on the child, either parent can request the court to rescind the order of travel ban by submitting a guarantee of a child’s safe return to the UAE. The court will view your case on its merits and will take the decision base don’t he child’s best interest.


Adultery is a recognized ground for divorce in the United Arab Emirates. When an act of adultery is committed in marriage by one partner, it constitutes one of the most excruciating experiences that any person can go through.

About Family Lawyers

Family Lawyers in Dubai are sought after for their expert legal knowledge, advice and negotiation skills. The best family lawyers in Dubai are sought after for their case strategy and compassionate advice. The United Arab Emirates is a multi-cultural country with an expatriate and immigrant population amounting to almost 90 per cent of the total population. The ex-pat community greatly relies on and benefits from the expert advice and guidance provided by family lawyers.

Family lawyers are experts on the UAE family law, which is the Federal Law no. 28 of 2005 and its amendments. A variety of matters are handled by family lawyers in UAE, including the most serious type of matters such as parental child abduction and child custody rights. Seeking the right legal advice becomes crucial when dealing with personal family matters as the same requires an expert, confidential and compassionate approach from lawyers. It is also important to note the difference between Islamic marriage, wherein the Sharia Law will govern all the procedures, and Non- Muslim marriage, wherein the matters will be governed by the personal status law or the law of the country where the marriage was registered. 

Often people face the most trying circumstances when it comes to legal matters concerning family matters, and obtaining the right legal advice from the start often provides you with the reassurance that you are seeking and ensures that your rights are protected in the best way possible. Family lawyers deal with a variety of matters and are well versed in providing easy and practical solutions for their clients. When choosing the right lawyers, search for the best family lawyers in UAE based on client recommendation, website reviews, embassy recommendations and expertise in handling complex cases.