UAE mother loses custody of her four children after marrying 'a foreign man with different culture and traditions'

UAE mother loses custody of her four children after marrying 'a foreign man with different culture and traditions'

Daily Mail·2018-11-20 23:43

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A UAE mother has lost custody of her four children in favour of her ex-husband because she married 'a foreign man with a different culture and traditions'.

Following a divorce from her children's father the Emirati mother remarried a non-citizen which outraged her ex-husband.

The court have since granted him custody of the children and told him he no longer has to pay alimony or monthly expenses to his ex-wife.   

The man stated that he feared his three daughters and son wouldn't be brought up how he wished due to her new husband's differing culture. 

A UAE mother has lost custody of her four children in favour of her ex-husband because she married 'a foreign man with a different culture and traditions' (pictured Federal Supreme Court where the ruling was upheld)

The ruling previously past by a lower court has been upheld by the Federal Supreme Court accepting the ex-husbands request for custody, reports the Khaleej Times.  

He claimed that all of his children, aged ten and above, were adults so he would be able to look after them without needing their mother. 

Their mother was granted custody of the children following the divorce, court records from the time stated.   

She and the children were provided a house by their father as well as financial support which covered school fees and a housemaid. 

However after discovering that his ex-wife had married a non-citizen, he demanded custody of the children by filing a lawsuit against her.

Part of his demands were that she left the house he provided for her and went to live with her new husband and that he would no longer have to pay her alimony.     

After being denied custody of her children in the Family Court of First Instance and the Appeal Court, she challenged the decision in the Federal Supreme Court.

But the court upheld the earlier decisions and granted custody to the children's father. 

The judge ruled that the father was capable of raising the children in accordance with his own traditions and values. 

Although the mother filed the appeal she did not attend any of the court sessions, the court said. 

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