Adoption of a new regulation for legal procedures for foreign residents in Abu Dhabi
The Undersecretary of the Judicial Department, Counselor Yousef Saeed Al-Abri, said that the procedural regulation includes all the details related to the organization of judicial procedures related to the law of civil marriage and divorce in the emirate, a law that provides a modern and advanced concept of civil family laws for foreigners, in accordance with international best practices. He explained that the regulation includes 52 articles, dealing with the jurisdiction of the Civil Family Family Matters Court that was established in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, to adjudicate requests and disputes related to civil marriage and its effects, such as civil divorce, joint custody, financial rights resulting from divorce, wills, civil inheritance, proof of lineage and adoption, and other related matters. The personal status of foreigners.
The second chapter of the decision deals with civil marriage procedures and conditions for its convening, the most important of which is the absence of a requirement for the presence of a guardian for the wife, and the absence of witnesses, in addition to making the civil marriage contract available to tourists and residents outside the emirate, or outside the state, a service that the Emirate of Abu Dhabi provides exclusively in the region. The third chapter includes civil divorce procedures, or what is known as “divorce without harm”, which is based on equality between the right of the wife or husband to sign the divorce without prejudice to the wife’s financial rights related to the divorce, from the first session without the need to prove the harm, or justify the reasons Separation, allowing the procedures to be completed in an easy and quick manner, in order to reduce quarrels and discord between spouses, especially if there are children between them.