How to Choose the best divorce lawyer in Dubai

One of the most difficult decisions you will ever make is filing for divorce. With filing comes the decision of paramount importance, i.e, choosing the best divorce lawyer who understands your situation and helps you with the best possible outcome catered to your interest. A good family lawyers team can help you to secure your marital assets and fight for your child’s custody.

Divorce lawyers Dubai

If you are in the middle of a divorce, finding the best divorce lawyer in Dubai will ensure a peaceful life for you and your family. Hiring a divorce lawyer can help you to understand your objectives of the divorce. There is a lot of things that need to be taken into consideration when hiring a lawyer. Every lawyer has their creative way of handling the case and you need someone who can follow all the legal processes in your divorce. Our firm, Bin Eid Advocates and Legal Consultants have a team of 35 lawyers and legal consultants, and a large number of supporting professionals who are well versed with the laws of UAE. Our firm is licensed to perform all kinds of legal operations in the UAE and we have been helping our clients for over 20 years.  So if you are looking for a professional Divorce Lawyer in Dubaicontact us so we can assist you with your legal needs.

Indian divorce lawyers in Dubai

If you are of Indian origin and you wish to follow the laws of your home country, we have a team of Indian Lawyers in Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi, RAK, and other emirates of the UAE. The UAE Personal Status Law allows Non-Muslims to follow the laws of their home country. In such cases, you may require Indian Divorce Lawyers in Dubai to help and guide you through this tough time. Our team of Indian Lawyers can help you with the legal advice you need to move forward with your legal proceedings. They can speak multiple languages including Arabic, English, Malyali, Hindi, Urdu, and Iranian. Our legal experts are well equipped to handle complex divorce cases.

Female divorce lawyers in Dubai

The initiatives taken by local and state bar associations have ensured the upliftment of women in the legal field. Gender diversity has become of paramount importance in the workplace. According to the studies conducted by the Ministry of Justice, Female Lawyers constitute almost 28% of the total list of enrolled lawyers.

Female divorce lawyers in Dubai are often sought out for when a woman is looking to divorce her husband and wants a female’s perspective in her case. Family law matters such as divorce or child custody often become very personal and we have found that our female clients are more comfortable with female attorneys. Our clients value our female lawyers since they are smart as well as tough and they are capable of handling such emotional cases with empathy and emotion.

Cost of divorce in the UAE

The cost of divorce in the UAE is usually between 10,000 to 20,000 Dirhams depending on the complexity of the case. There may be additional costs like attorney fees, court fees, hiring a law firm that can sum it up to 30,000 dirhams.

It is always better to consult before spending your hard-earned money; especially during difficult times like these where we are so conscious about our spending. Consulting a professional will go a long way in such circumstances and will help you to make an informed decision. In such trying times, we can also get the things done online. Our firm offers paid legal consultation and it will cost you AED 199 only. You might be wondering why should you opt for a paid consultation when there are free consultations available. Free consultations are very restricted and mostly an introductory call. Paid consultations assure the time and effort required to understand the case. Our attorneys will advise and guide you on the possible outcomes of your case.

Divorce in UAE for Indian expats

Even though Indians can file for divorce in the Dubai Courts but divorce granted by UAE Courts are not binding in India and can be challenged in their home courts. Non-Muslim citizens should consult a professional before taking major decisions in such cases. The UAE Personal Status Law allows Non-Muslims to follow the laws of their home country. Indian Expats can file for divorce as well as custody for children under Federal law No.28 of 2005 (Personal Status law). There have been several circumstances wherein ex parte judgments had been taken without hearing both the parties. These decisions were later contested in India and consequently overturned. Indian Expats can challenge divorce granted by the UAE Courts.

How to file for divorce in Dubai?

The first step to file for Divorce in UAE is to register the case at the Family Guidance Section at the respective judicial department by either party. The court will appoint a counselor who will try and reconcile the differences between the two parties involved.

Appointing a counselor is a mandatory procedure for divorce proceedings in the UAE. The respective parties are allowed to raise their concerns about their marriage in the absence of a legal representative. If the counselor is convinced that the marriage will not work then the parties will need to draft a settlement based on a mutual understanding and sign it before the counselor.

If one or both the parties are determined to divorce, the counselor will provide the referral letter which needs to be submitted to the court at any time within three months from the date of the issue. Once the letter is submitted to the court, the decision will be at the court’s discretion and both parties have to provide evidence to support their claims as well as their defenses.

How long does it take to get a divorce in Dubai?

Divorce procedures in Dubai may take between 3 to 6 months. However, the time period depends on several other factors like the seriousness or the complexities of the case. In child custody and asset separation cases a divorce case might prolong for years. In such circumstances, it is important to choose a professional divorce lawyer who will help you to make informed decisions in your legal proceedings.

This is where our divorce attorneys can guide you with a good legal plan. You can even do an online consultation before proceeding further or taking any major decisions.

The Coronavirus Pandemic has delayed every aspect of our lives and officials haven’t ensured us on what comes next. The social distancing norms laid down by the UAE Government have to be followed and this is why it has become crucial for us to opt for online services.

Taking all things into consideration, we have taken all necessary actions to provide online legal consultations from the comfort of your home. You can now book appointments with our lawyers through our website, mobile app, or WhatsApp.

The biggest advantage of consulting online is that you will get the best possible solution from a professional advisor even during the social distancing at just AED 199.

Why do you need a divorce lawyer?

It’s never easy to end things. However, if you and your partner have decided to end your marriage, then one of the first questions you’ll have is whether you need a divorce lawyer. We always recommend seeking professional advice on such matters to avoid financial and emotional losses.

If it’s an uncontested divorce then you might not need a lawyer. Despite everything, it is always wise to have a lawyer look through your agreement in order to protect your rights and interests.

If you are able to work with your spouse as a team in cases of child custody, child support, alimony, assets separation you might not need an attorney. However, if there are grievances between the two parties then you need to hire a divorce lawyer. You must ensure that you hire the right one who understands your situation. Every situation demands a different approach and a good attorney will know what will work best for his/her client. So if you are looking for a law firm or a divorce lawyer, you can hire one from our legal team in Dubai, Sharjah, Ras Al Khaimah, and other emirates of the UAE.

Is it better to have a male or female divorce attorney?

To know if its better to have a male or female divorce attorney depends on you. It is for you to decide on whether or not you will be comfortable with a male or a female lawyer. In some cases, women who feel that they have been taken advantage of, rely on male attorneys because they feel they will fight more aggressively for their rights. Some men, on the other hand, feel a female attorney will make them appear more sympathetic in child custody and parenting cases.

The important thing to keep in mind is that your attorney may make a difference but their gender will not. What matters here is the personality and experience of your lawyer and not the gender.

Bottom Line

For any case or legal issue, there is nothing more important than the trust between lawyers and his clients. For over 20 years, we have served our clients and changed their lives for the better. We take pride in being the most trusted law firm in the UAE. Our team is committed to providing the best possible legal solutions. What makes us the most trusted brand is our returning clients who seek our legal assistance no matter what.

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