Affordable and Reliable Child Custody Lawyers in the UAE

At Al Saadi Advocates, we can help you get or reclaim the custodial rights of your children.

Divorce is often followed by the question of child custody and this normally takes several months of deliberations to reach an agreement. In some rare cases, parents arrive at custodial and visitation arrangements mutually. In most cases, couples seldom concur with each otherÔÇÖs decisions.

If you find it hard to come to a convincing arrangement, call us today on +971 555 524 694. We'll give you the right legal advice and help you win your child custody rights.

Child Custody Law in the UAE.

Child custody law in the UAE always looks at the well-being of the children. Therefore, their custody rights rest in the hands of the mother (until a boy reaches 11 years of age and a girl, 13). However, this is not unconditional; if the court finds that the child is not safe with the mother, the custodial rights of the child will be given to the father.

Both the parents have the equal right to claim custody rights again, once their child reaches the said age.

Who carries the guardianship rights?

A guardian is the one who is legally obliged to look after the child financially. So, if the father is the sole earner, he becomes the guardian naturally. Whereas, if the father is unemployed and the mother is a working woman, the guardianship rights of the child go to the mother. 

Joint Custody Rights

If the parents are expats and their home country law has provisions for joint custody of the child, the UAE permits it on the following conditions:

  • that the father and the mother agree on the childÔÇÖs joint custody 
  • And that they live within reachable distances

In such cases, the child will be allowed to live alternately with each of the parents for a certain period of time, which will be arranged on a weekly or fortnightly basis.

Why Choose Al Saadi Child Custody Lawyers?

At Al Saadi, we understand the mental and emotional turmoil that ensues after filling for a divorce. Especially when it comes to matters of child custody, what often needed is a confidante who is willing to listen to your story.
With more than 17 years of experience in dealing with this sensitive issue, our lawyers have proved to be the best as they regard the court as the last resort. We know that involving a lawyer in child custody matters can create a huge rift in your relationship with your ex-spouse. Therefore, we always look for ways to reach an amicable agreement between the two as a friendly negotiator having only the best interests at heart.

Worried about the custody rights of your child? If you think you cannot handle it mutually, we can pitch in with the right legal recourse. Just give us a call +971-555 524 694 .

Contact us for all your Child Custody Law service requirements in Dubai and the rest of the UAE.


Child Custody Law

Sharia law dictates the personal status law, which regulate matters such as marriage, divorce and child custody. The Sharia-based personal status law is applied to Muslims and sometimes non-Muslims. Non-Muslims can be liable to Sharia rulings on marriage, divorce and child custody.However, the burden is on the Non Muslim party to request that foreign family laws are applied on a particular case. Judges would entertain such requests in line with Article 1 of the Personal Status Law.