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Family Law /
Personal Status

Practice Areas

Family Law /
Personal Status

  • Personal Status Advisory Services: Providing legal advice on personal status and family matters in the U.A.E., for Muslims and non-Muslims. Including, co-habitation, marriage, birth, divorce, custody and inheritance. Assisting in mediation of disputes and negotiating of settlements.
  • Estate Planning and Wills Drafting: Providing estate planning advice and drafting wills in the U.A.E., based on client’s specific needs and practical experience. Assisting with registration and probate of wills under the DIFC Wills Center (DIFC WPR) in Dubai, as well as other Emirates and mainland courts in the U.A.E. Registered DIFC Wills Draftsmen.
  • Inheritance Administration: Assisting clients with probate and administration of inheritance in the U.A.E. Working closely with U.A.E. advocates in representing clients before local Courts, across all Emirates.
  • Mediation and Divorce: Mediating marital disputes, for Muslim and non-Muslim couples. Providing practical legal advice to clients. Advising on relevant U.A.E. and foreign laws. Assisting clients with divorce preparation services. Drafting and registering divorce settlement agreements. Managing and negotiating amicable divorces, as well as contentious divorces through the U.A.E. Courts. Assisting in cross-border and cross-jurisdictional divorces.
  • Child Custody and Guardianship: Providing legal advice on child custody and guardianship, based on U.A.E. laws and practices. Advising on comparative analysis of foreign laws and in other jurisdictions. Drafting custody and guardianship agreements and settlements. Working closely with family advocates and lawyers in other countries, in representing clients’ interests.
  • Birth Certificate Assistance: Providing advisory legal services for those looking to start or further develop families in the U.A.E., including for unmarried couples and for conception through assisted reproductive technology, such as IVF. Assisting with registering and obtaining birth certificates, including for single parents or those with unnamed fathers.