United Arab Emirates Legal Articles
Law related articles writen by lawyers
and experts witnesses practicing in United Arab Emirates
April 16, 2013 By Al Rowaad Advocates & Legal Consultancy
When child custody disputes arise between parents non-UAE nationals resident in the UAE, whether married to a UAE or non-UAE citizen, may file custody cases in the UAE.
The investors establishing their businesses in the UAE should consider various legal aspects, before any investment decisions to avoid any future legal implications.
Real estate investors to soon get shot in the arm if developers fail to deliver. The Real Estate Investor Protection Law, which was highly expected to be issued this year, will now be released during the first quarter of 2013, a senior Dubai Land Department (DLD) official has said.
The protection of consumer rights is one of the great responsibility of UAE Government. By availing these services the consumers can save their money and time through long court litigations while having cost effective and prompt justice for them through dispute resolution proceedings.
Family article on husband and wife rights under Shariah Law. There are specific rights designated to Husband and Wife under Shariah Law. Overall, the rights cover the following categories: a) Exchange of rights between husband and wife; b) Husband’s rights on wife; and c) Wife right’s on husband.
Sadly a great number of children are abandoned in the United Arab Emirates each year. Most likely this is as a result of young mothers being fearful of the repercussions of bearing a child outside wedlock. It is a criminal offence in the United Arab Emirates to have a sexual relationship outside marriage.
Marriage contracts usually take a standard format, however special conditions may be added into marriage contracts. Such special conditions can provide different rights to either of the parties, but we have seen a prevalence of conditions which focus on giving the wife additional rights.
Custody laws in the United Arab Emirates are mainly transcribed in Federal Law No. 28 of the year 2005 (UAE Personal Affairs Law), and I will refer to these articles in covering the Court’s discretion in family law issues. A recent custody case at our firm shows some of the reasons behind a final decision proffered by the Court of Cassation. A married couple living agreed to a mutual divorce in 2004, and filed accordingly in the Family Court.
Many family law cases in the United Arab Emirates follow Federal Law No. 28 of the year 2005 (UAE Personal Affairs Law), to which I will be referring to in this blog, to determine which parent is awarded custody. In this particular area of law, the Court is awarded a great deal of discretion, but it is important that their decisions remain consistent. Normally in child custody cases, the Court’s consistently award custodianship to the parent that will best serve the child’s needs.
The Community Development Authority (CDA) of Dubai has recently drafted a new child protection policy, which protects children, investigates abuses against their rights, and provides government services to families and children believed to be in danger.
The vast deserts, the bustling cities, and the enormous skyscrapers of the United Arab Emirates eclipse the comprehensive legal system that accounts for the everyday workings of daily life. For those living in the country and those that understand the ins and outs of the system, it is a magnificent organism that details the protection of its inhabitants.
In this day and age, with easy access to travel, parental child abduction has become increasingly widespread. Parents forum shop for the perfect place in order to the keep their child. The United Arab Emirates happens to be one of those places.
June 24, 2012 By Al Rowaad Advocates & Legal Consultancy
Dubai is a well-respected pathway to the East, and since it became a financial hub, companies that engage in all types of business activities are now looking to establish a presence here. Dubai has over ten freezones, which provide international investors with the opportunity to expand into the Middle-East and beyond.
June 12, 2012 By Al Rowaad Advocates & Legal Consultancy
Dubai is a well-respected pathway to the East, and since it became a financial hub, companies that engage in all types of business activities are now looking to establish a presence here. Setting up a Local Company is an excellent way to enable you to have a presence in Dubai as well as operate within the local jurisdiction.
The dissolution of a marriage is a legal act that may not coincide with the emotional tearing asunder. Divorce is typically a painful process for all concerned. While it can take adults time to regain psychological equilibrium, there is also a threat to be involved in a court proceeding claiming for compensation for children’s maintenance and support. However different jurisdictions have different solutions to the issue. In this article we will describe the question under Dubai and UAE Law.
Some Employees do not know their rights upon the termination of their employment contracts, so the issue has to be carefully considered. Introduction - This article shall elaborate on the duties employer’s regarding registration of employees and the rights of employees after the termination of their labor contracts in the UAE.
By Fichte & Co
The first non-DIFC case has now been heard in the DIFC Courts’ Small Claims Tribunal. The matter concerns the non-payment of an invoice between two Dubai-based companies. SCT can hear claims up to 500,000 AED. Procedures are in English and 90% of cases get settled in three weeks. The DIFC Courts provides a cost-effective forum, especially for SME's. SME’s should contact a lawyer to assist when the disputed amount is at high end of the cap.
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In every culture and ideologies all around the world, people believe in the sanctity of marriage and family, as meant for life. The Prophet of Islam is reported to have said ''marriage is my Sunna and those who do not follow this way of life are not my followers”. Imam Sadiq (AS) stated: 'Get married but do not divorce, because a divorce would tremble the Arsh (empyrean) of Allah'."
A consumer is a user of goods and services; hence, every producer could also be termed as a consumer. However, conflicting interests have categorized them, inevitably, into two different groups.
Property development is one of the most lucrative businesses in UAE. Due to the influx of foreigners, demand for real estate properties is ever increasing. The UAE government has introduced new rules for developers, in order to secure the investors purchasing properties in UAE. All Developers are now required to be registered with the Dubai Lands Department, subsequent to which, escrow or trust accounts are required to be established with authorized banks of UAE.