Most of us know very well that Federal Decree-Law 29, 2022 which modifies the Federal Law 28, 2005 about Personal Status Law, deals with and regulated all the personal matters which are marriage, divorce, alimony, custody, inheritance, etc. After giving the reference of the Law, let us tell you that this article is for those who are planning to file the divorce in UAE. The procedure is the same in all the Emirates because the law is federal. Any of the two has to go and register the request /application. Previously it was all in Guidance Sections of Family Courts. Now all such requests are initiated in Al Adheed Center. First, the reconciliation is performed. The reconciliation is performed by the staff of the court who are the expert conciliators.
They are given the task to create a conciliation between the couples. They are the neutral parties. Advocates, even UAE National Advocates of both parties are not allowed here to intervene. If both or either of them refuses for settlement or reconciliation then it is forwarded to Family Court. For Example, the matter is in Dubai, then it will be sent to Family Courts Dubai. The letter issued in this regard needs to be submitted in court within the 3 months of issuance.
A proper Case number is generated. Where the lawyers of both parties can appear. If the divorce is not amicable then it is managed like a full-form court case. If it is on amicable grounds then a mutual agreement as per the Law (Sharia or Others) is submitted to Family Court. Court decides the verdict and issues based on justice and law. This settlement agreement is signed in front of the court-nominated person.