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Divorce is a difficult and complicated matter. When children are involved, the complexity just goes up. Here is what all you need to know about child custody laws in the UAE. For more, visit: – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: Child Custody in UAE, Everything You Need To Know

Child Custody in UAE, Everything You Need To Know
Sharia Law
  • Sharia law is a religious law forming part of the
    Islamic tradition. It is derived from the
    religious precepts of Islam
  • When child custody disagreement arises among
    parents, cases will be fought by Family lawyers
    in UAE for the custody decisions that are based
    on Sharia law.

Difference between guardian and custodian in the
  • Guardian
  • Financially maintains the child, makes important
    decisions about the childs education and raising
    and generally takes care of the childs affairs.
  • Which means, a child's guardian is responsible
    for where the child lives, their education, their
    financial needs, education, housing and general
    living expenses.
  • Custody
  • Concerned with the childs day to day life the
    custodian has actual, physical custody of the
    child and must raise, take care, and up bring the

Custody/ Guardian Ownership
  • Most often the mother is awarded custody, whereas
    the father is always considered the guardian.
    however, everything is dependent on the childs
    best interests.
  • A mother will get the custody of children on
    divorce until the boy is 11 and the girl 13.
  • After this, custody could return to the father if
    he applies for it.
  • If the court finds the mother "unfit," custody of
    a child, irrespective of his/her age, can be
    given to the father.

A Custodian Should Have the Following Manners
  • Capable of taking care and raising a child
  • Sensible and practical
  • Should be mature enough and have achieved the age
    of adolescence
  • Honest
  • Should not have any transferable disease
  • Should not have any criminal background
  • Not have been punished for an offense of

  • If guardianship goes to the mother she must have
    the features given below
  • She is not allowed to remarry except the court
    makes a decision that whether its in the best
    welfare of the child or not
  • Share the same religion as the child
  • If the custody goes to father, then he must have
  • Share the same religion as the child.
  • He should have a suitable woman living in his
    home to take care of the child like a female
    family member

  • Child custody laws often vary from one state to
  • But all child custody decisions are focused on
    ensuring the best interests of the child are made
  • Child custody is often one of the most difficult
    issues a person may face in their lives.
  • Its always better to consult or get the
    assistance of an expert Child custody Divorce
    Lawyers in UAE for the best outcome.