Adoption of the procedures for the civil marriage and divorce law for foreigners

His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Presidential Affairs and Chairman of the Judicial Department in Abu Dhabi, issued Resolution No. 8 of 2022 approving the executive regulations for the procedures of the Civil Marriage and Divorce Law No. 14 of 2021 in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.

His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Presidential Affairs and Chairman of the Judicial Department in Abu Dhabi, issued Resolution No. 8 of 2022 approving the executive regulations for the procedures of the Civil Marriage and Divorce Law No. 14 of 2021 in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.

The Undersecretary of the Abu Dhabi Judicial Department, Counselor Yousef Saeed Al-Abri, said that the procedural regulation includes all the details related to the regulation of judicial procedures related to the law of civil marriage and divorce in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, 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 Matters Court, which 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, adoption and other matters related to the personal status of foreigners.