Changes made to UAE family law in November have had a considerable impact on the way married people divorce in the UAE.
All expats can now ask for the laws of the country where the marriage took place to apply to their divorce, and most separating couples now choose this option, according to lawyers.
The changes most benefit the less wealthy person, said Dr Hassan Elhais, a consultant who leads the legal team at Al Rowaad Advocates in Dubai.
“We have seen a lot of demand from expats requesting to apply their home country law – many, many clients have cases in process,” he said.
“Foreign law can now be used over UAE courts rather than Sharia -based local laws in divorce matters. John Quinn as a member of the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers can assist expats in choosing in which jurisdiction to be divorced.”Back to News
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