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Women and divorce in Dubai


We are often asked about expat or international divorce and the issue of womens' divorce rights in places such as Dubai often come up, normally with wild assumptions being made.

In fact Dubai, the UAE, are very far sighted when it comes to divorce rights. Of course UAE law is applied to Muslims. Non Muslims are dealt with by the use of the laws of their home country. So, an ethnic English person would reasonably expect to obtain the same settlement as they would in England.

This can come as a shock to some who have assumptions about how women are dealt with in countries abroad.

I guess the moral of the story is: don't make assumptions, take advice!

Andrew Woolley
Divorce Solicitor

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