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Personal Status Law

Personal Status Law

Personal Status Law, is a vital component of the legal framework in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), addressing matters integral to individuals and their families. Rooted in cultural, religious, and societal norms, UAE Personal Status Law regulates relationships, rights, and obligations within the family structure. 

Personal Status Law issues include:

Marriage and Divorce:

UAE Personal Status Law governs the legal aspects of marriage, including the conditions for a valid marriage, the rights and responsibilities of spouses, and the procedures for divorce in accordance with Islamic principles.

Child Custody and Support:

It addresses matters related to child custody and support, emphasising the best interests of the child and aligning with Sharia principles.

Inheritance and Succession:

Personal Status Law in the UAE plays a crucial role in determining the distribution of the deceased's estate among heirs, outlining inheritance rights and procedures in accordance with Islamic law.


UAE Personal Status Law may cover regulations related to guardianship and the legal aspects of caring for children, as Islamic law does not recognize formal adoption.

Domestic Violence and Protection Orders:

It includes provisions for addressing issues of domestic violence, protective orders, and legal remedies available to victims in accordance with UAE laws.

Guardianship and Legal Capacity:

Personal Status Law in the UAE establishes rules regarding guardianship, determining who is responsible for the care and decisions concerning individuals with limited legal capacity, with adherence to Sharia principles.

Name Changes and Personal Documentation:

UAE Personal Status Law outlines procedures for name changes, amendments to personal documents, and the legal recognition of changes in personal status.

How Yaqoub Almaazmi Advocates & Faragallah Legal Consultancy Advocates Can Help: 

At Yaqoub Almaazmi Advocates and Farag Allah Legal Consultancy, our specialised team in UAE Personal Status Law comprehends the unique legal context of family matters in the Emirates. We provide comprehensive legal services to assist individuals in navigating the intricacies of UAE Family Law, offering support in matters such as marriage, divorce, child custody, inheritance, and more, all in accordance with UAE laws and Islamic principles. 

Our approach is rooted in empathy, understanding, and a commitment to safeguarding the rights and well-being of our clients, ensuring that their family-related legal needs are met with the utmost professionalism and compliance with the UAE legal framework. 


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