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Lawyers in Abu Dhabi
08 Apr 2021

marriage Hindu Law India Divorced in UAE

Insight: Can a person be married under Hindu Law in India and get Divorced in UAE? Introduction The number of expatriate Indian couples in the UAE filing for divorce in the UAE rather than in India is rising. Many couples cite the effectiveness of the court system, knowledge of the…

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Lawyers in Dubai
05 Jun 2020

Federal Law towards Family Law

Amendments by Federal Law Number 8 of 2019 towards Family Law The Abu Dhabi Statistics Centre (ADSC) had revealed that about 30 percent of the divorces that took place in 2018 in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) was dissolved within the first year of marriage. A total of 5,467 marriage contracts…

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family laws in UAE
16 Dec 2019

Inheritance under Shariah Law

Inheritance under Shariah Law The United Arab Emirates Law of inheritance is very broad. It is suitable for not only Muslims but can be applied to inheritance cases involving people of any religion and nationality. Sharia law, without question, applies to all Muslims; however a non-Muslim foreign national may choose…

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family laws in UAE
16 Nov 2019

Pre-Nuptial Agreements in UAE

Pre-Nuptial Agreements in UAE Due to rising income and wealth, marriage and divorce have now started becoming a complex transaction. Pre-nuptial agreements have come to rescue for such complicated marital issues arising out of marriages either among Muslims or non-Muslims. Pre-nuptial agreement in general is a tool to legal and…

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Criminal Lawyers in Dubai
18 Mar 2019

International Perspective on Juvenile Justice

‘Doli Incapax’ – An International Perspective on Juvenile Justice 'No civilised society regards children as accountable for their actions to the same extent as adults ... The wisdom of protecting young children against the full rigour of the law is beyond argument. The difficulty lies in determining when and under…

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Law Firms in Dubai
14 Jun 2018

WOMEN AND DIVORCE - Think Financially!

SPOUSAL SUPPORT IN BROKEN MARRIAGES A professional women’s working hours might be from 9 to 6, but a housewife’s job doesn’t end there. A housewife has a 24-hour tireless position much more than anyone who works outside the house. On any given day they are required to be nurses, psychologists,…

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Lawyers in Dubai
10 May 2018

Legalities Surrounding Division of Assets Post Divorce

US Law: Legalities Surrounding Division of Assets Post Divorce What’s mine is yours! During subsistence of the marriage, this phrase is often (willingly) quoted by either spouse to the other. However, the dynamics change once the marriage ends and the married couple goes through a divorce. The aspects and details…

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12 Nov 2017

The Law on Insider Trading

INSIDER TRADING BETWEEN FRIENDS AND FAMILY “The stock market is a device for transferring money from the impatient to the patient.”                                                                                                                                   - Warren Buffet The term insider trading has been popular amongst headlines of newspapers for a while now and has been subject to the argument of whether…

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14 Jul 2017

Palpable Payments

Palpable Payments ‘Oh, no. It costs a lot more than your (own) life. To murder innocent people?’ -Suzanne Collins This article was authored by Reem Ali, Abdel Ghany and George SK Although globalization is advancing at the seams of the 21st century, it remains unclear as to when will the…

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Dubai Courts | STA Law Firm
01 Jan 2017

Electronic Registration of Cases- Advantages and Legal Problems

Electronic Registration of Cases- Advantages and Legal Problems “The Internet is becoming the town square for the global village of tomorrow.” -Bill Gates Introduction Dubai has evolved to become the marketing and commercial hub of the Middle Eastern region. A surfeit of investors, traders and tourists flock into the Emirate on a…

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12 Jan 2016

The Law Surrounding Eavesdropping, and Privacy

Margarida Narciso discusses the legal implications of violating private or family life of individuals under the UAE Law. Advancement in field of technology, social media and phone apps may lead younger generation to eavesdrop, resort to clicking images or videos and post them on social media. This however may affect…

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20 Nov 2015

DIFC Wills

Lord Krishna was asked by one of his disciples what was the most astounding thing in the Universe. His answer was that a man wakes up each morning and believes that he will live forever despite knowing that he will not. Death is a morbid subject and that is probably…

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08 Jul 2015

Can You Choose Your Judge?

  For a variety of reasons, it is highly likely that most people’s instincts would incite them to answer “no”! However if we peruse UAE legal texts we will find that actually, in most cases, the answer will be “yes”!    Litigation is one of the basic rights guaranteed by…

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10 Dec 2014

Family Matters-An Overview of Divorce and Child Custody in UAE

In the present day and age we can all agree that there is no such thing as a typical family tableaux. Although time, culture and location have always flavoured the “traditional” concept, nowadays we can no longer use such factors to predict the identity of the protagonists sat around the…

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