Marriage Dissolution: Compensation

Marriage Dissolution: Compensation
By Hassan Elhais


The United Arab Emirates is composed of Seven Emirates, which Dubai is one. The UAE has an unified Federal court system which applies to 5 of the seven Emirates. Dubai is not one of these, and although it needs to apply the very same Federal legislations, it maintains its own court system. The Dubai courts have three elements: civil, criminal and Shari’a courts. These three facets are further divided into separate courts. The Shari’a courts take care of individual standing matters such as marriage, protection of children, upkeep, guardianship, separation, and inheritance cases. The civil courts manage civil and commercial concerns and contractual matters and the criminal court certainly with criminal issues.

In regards to suitable legislation, the legislation regulating marriage relations within the UAE is mainly governed by the Federal Legislation No. 5 from 1985 (Civil Code, CC) and Federal Legislation No. 28 from 2005 (Personal Standing Regulation, PSL). The PSL were established by the UAE in 2005 and are based on Shari’a regulations. Shari’a laws are still referred to for their analysis.

There are no laws in Dubai for claiming ‘ancillary relief’ on separation, apart from youngster maintenance for a mother, and settlement type repayments to the better half. Alternatives for a financial insurance claim following separation would certainly consequently be as adheres to:

Child guardianship and maintenance (Shari’a court).

Under write-up 78, 148 and 155 of the PSL, a mother would certainly have custodianship of children on divorce up until the kid is 11 and the girl 13. After this, protection could return to the father, if he gets it.

Child upkeep consists of all financial prices that the mother would certainly sustain to look after a kid, as an example the arrangement of holiday accommodation, food, children’s garments, travel, and housemaid. Despite the wealth of the mother, this would certainly still be payable by the father. The court would certainly consider the father’s revenue, and the children’s needs, and make a suitable order; this is typically a 3rd of the father’s earnings. The Dubai courts have significant powers for the enforcement of a kid upkeep orders, for example attachments of revenues, seizure of items, examination of bank accounts and so on

. Despite whether the mother or father have custody of a kid, it is never feasible for a father to case youngster upkeep from mother. The father is constantly the guardian of a child under UAE regulation and part of his function as Guardian is to have economic responsibility for the child.

Other half legal rights (kinds of insurance claim).

To start with, the compensation called Nafket motaa. This case by the other half is for year’s well worth of costs to cover her ‘moral damages’. The case relates to approximately 25% of the partner’s yearly income.

Second of all, is for the wife to claim payment for the partner not sustaining her throughout the in 2014 of her marriage. Once again this could correspond to an additional 25% of the spouse’s annual revenue.

Third is the Nafet Eda. This is the economic insurance claim that the wife could make from the spouse for him to sustain her financially for the three month after the separation, which is the ‘waiting period’. The waiting period is to guarantee that a partner is not expectant complying with the separation.

Department of assets.

Either celebration could assert for a share of any type of collectively had possessions, or for a share of any properties to which they assert that they made a contribution. This insurance claim is irrespective of marital relationship or divorce; it is a contractual claim. Unless there was evidence to the contrary, the court would buy sale and department of any type of jointly owned property, or department of any type of collectively had checking account. Additionally, if the celebrations had actually entered into an agreement laying out the department of possessions on separation, either can put on the court to impose that contract under civil legislation. Either celebrations’ insurance claim versus collectively possessed building or home specified in a composed contract would certainly be limited to home in Dubai.


Nonetheless, in some jurisdictions there are opportunities to ask settlement for children maintenance from hubby, the UAE regulations are exemption. It can be seen that UAE legislations are clear about compensation amounts and making up celebrations after the dissolution of the marriage. The further is financially in charge of his children.

Hassan Mohsen Elhais – senior partner of Al Rowaad Supporters.

After certifying as a legal representative in his native Egypt within the fields of Crook and Public Regulation, Mr. Mohsen Elhais has been practicing in Dubai for the past seven years.

Working solely with Al Rowaad Advocates, Hassan is an efficient leader of the company, the agent and driving force. Hassan has a solid moral position when it come to the place of the law office and its deal with part of the client, from quality on the legal process through to the fee system.

Specialising in the drafting of all statement of insurance claim, memos and assessment with regards to all type of litigations, Hassan has actually functioned his means through the rankings of Al Rowaad Advocates from joining as Legal Consultant to his existing duty as Managing Partner.