civil law legal practice

Civil Law

The application of Sharia is mostly confined to personal laws. It is interesting that the UAE – which follows a civil law system – also has a judicial body that administers justice under the common law system.

Personal Status Law

Al Gharib Law Firm provides full legal assistance in family matters including, but not limited to, the consultancy, negotiation of agreements, reconciliation as well as proceedings in the following matters:

  • Marriage contracts.
  • Divorce.
  • Custody.
  • Supports.
  • Inheritance.
  • Wills and Guardianships.

The Firm mixes between the wide knowledge and experience in Islamic Principles (Sharia) and the UAE civil law. Due to the demographic composition of the UAE and the diversification of residents’ nationalities and the increasing number of inter-racial marriage cases, Al Gharib has a professional competence and awareness of Personal Status Laws under various legal systems. Our advocates can deal with complicated multi-disciplinary issues and conflict of laws in solving family problems that occur between multi-national, multi-religion couples residing in the UAE.

Al Gharib Law Firm provides full legal assistance in family matters including, but not limited to, the consultancy, negotiation of agreements, reconciliation as well as proceedings in the following matters:

To provide the best and highest level of legal services to our clients, we have established special section for amicable settlements and resolution of disputes relating to personal status under the different religions. This section is specialized in settlements and resolution of disputes that arise between the different parties who wish to amicably solve and settle their problems without referring the same to courts.

Through this approach, they can save time that is wasted in the process of litigation. This procedure also safeguards the rights of the parties through settlements acceptable to all opponents in addition to the attestation of settlements before the competent authorities to ensure preservation of all parties’ rights.

This whole process is carried out by a specialized and experienced team is headed by the ex-judge of Dubai Courts and the Firm’s advocate and legal consultant, Mr.Abdul Mutalib Ali Ahmed.

This section is concerned with the issuance of legal attestations, identification and assessment of inheritance components, obligations, debts and their settlement.

It also includes receiving and following-up of lawsuits by or against the successors before the courts and distribution to successors.

The services also include management of the inheritance, providing periodical reports to successors, and safeguard its components if the parties want them to be maintained until the time of distribution and assignments.

How can we help you?

Contact us at Al Gharib office or submit a call back request.