On October 3, 2022, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates, may God protect him, issued Federal Decree Law No. (41) of 2022 regarding Civil Personal Status, and below, we, the office of Bin Meshar & Associates, are pleased to extend the summary of our extrapolation for such law (Law)
Aspects and Features of the Law
Scope of Law Application
Key Provisions and Articles of the Law
The Law is consisting of seven pages which include 18 Articles organised into five sections.
We, Bin Mes’har & Co discuss the following provisions that are most significant:
Equality Among Men and Women
Article 4 of the Law equalised the rights and responsibilities of men and women in the application of the law, and the preceding article established the application of this equality in particular to the following areas:
We, the office of Bin Meshar & Co consider that the segment covered by this Law is now regulated by rules in this special law that differ from the legal rules structured in the relevant applicable general laws pertaining to the above generality.
Civil Marriage and its Procedures
Divorce (by individual will) and its Procedures
Alimony for the Divorced
Custody of Children – Joint Custody
Legacies and Wills – Distribution of Inheritance
Proof of Paternity – Paternity of a New-born
Regarding establishing the new-born’s paternity, Article 14 of the Law stipulated the following:
This was our brief extrapolation of the articles of the Federal Decree No. 41 of 2022 regarding the new Civil personal Status Law, and we, the office of Bin Mes’har & Co Advocates and Legal Consultants, were eager to share this significant information with all segments of society in order to disseminate the legal culture and prevent the circulation of misinterpretations about what was included in this Decree-Law.
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