According to judicial officials, Dubai’s new regulatory guide on personal affairs will cut time and efforts and boost the family’s stability, especially for children.
Taresh Eid Al Mansouri, Director General of Dubai Courts, welcomed the decision, saying that the guide will help streamline and standardise litigation procedures related to personal affairs. He praised the UAE leadership for placing high priority on the wellbeing and stability of families and society.
Meanwhile, Wageh Amin Abdelaziz, senior legal adviser at World Center Advocates and Legal Consultants, told Gulf News that the guide has a package of new procedures to cut time and effort in personal status cases as it has been instructed to issue a verdict in one hearing. “The guide will facilitate legal procedures, especially in cases related to alimony, personal status petitions, children’s custody, dowry money, for non-custodial parents to visit or see a child, and travel bans,” Abdelaziz told Gulf News.
Details of the guide
The new guide also assists judges in standardising the criteria for assessing alimony and includes templates to help judges prepare the text of court rulings.
Wageh Amin Abdelaziz told Gulf News that the guide unifies the alimony standards to guarantee decent living for the family by estimating the alimony for the wife and children. “The court will decide the amount of alimony, which should be no more than 60 per cent of the person’s income. If the person who is paying the alimony has debts or loans deducted from his income then it will be considered by court also,” Abdelaziz said.
As per the guidance, the alimony is between Dh700 to Dh5,000 per month, based on income, and between Dh500 to Dh4,000 for each child. “The guide instructs to set a time and place to see a child for non-custodial parents. It’s an important part of the guide to ensure a family’s stability.”
Article 3 of the guide states that non-custodial parents cannot accompany a fostered child who is less than two years old. The article also adds that meeting a child who is under two years should be at the residence of the custodial parent.
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