Divorcees to follow court's orders on meeting children

ABU DHABI — The Federal Supreme Court has ruled that a judge reserves the right to fix the place, date and period for a divorcee meeting his/her child in the custody of the other parent.

By Adel Arafah

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Published: Fri 28 Jul 2006, 12:09 PM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 1:47 PM

The apex court has directed that a divorced woman should let her ex-husband see their kids, who are staying with her, twice a week for nine hours a day.

The apex court moreover dismissed her plea that the meeting should be made in the presence of the police.

Court records show that Saleem Humaid filed a lawsuit at the Al Ain Sharia Court, demanding his divorced wife Noora Mussllam should allow him to see his two sons Mohammedand Ali. He pleaded that the meeting should be permitted three days a week, instead of just two hours a day twice a week — as ruled by the court previously.

Noora agreed to his conditions but did not agree that such a meeting should be scheduled for a Friday. She also contended that the police should schedule this meeting during the day and not at night.

The Al Ain Shariah Court, in April last year, had ordered that Noora should allow her ex-husband to meet his two sons for nine hours on Thursdays and Fridays.

Disagreeing with the verdict, Noora approached the Al Ain Shariah Court of Appeal, which formally sustained her plea but upheld the lower court's ruling. She then moved the Federal Supreme Court, but her petition was turned down on June 25 and the apex court upheld the verdict of the Court of Appeal.

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