Woman seeks UAE court's help as dad rejects marriage proposal

 

Woman seeks UAE courts help as dad rejects marriage proposal

Abu Dhabi - The woman seeks the judge's permission to marry a man of her choice.

by

Ismail Sebugwaawo

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Published: Tue 30 Jan 2018, 2:20 PM

Last updated: Tue 30 Jan 2018, 9:19 PM

A 25-year-old woman has moved an Abu Dhabi court after her father allegedly refused to agree to her marriage with a man of her choice due to family disputes.
In her lawsuit, she said her mother supported her fiancé. However, the father refused to give his consent because of the mother's support, she claimed. The woman said her father had disputes with her mother that resulted from domestic violence.
The Arab woman filed a lawsuit at Al Ain Personal Affairs Court, asking the judge's permission to marry the man who had proposed to her, or to be allowed to get the consent of any of her other male relatives instead of her father.
Official court documents stated that the father had refused to agree to his daughter's marriage to the young man, also an Arab. The woman said in her lawsuit that she had been pleading with her father to agree to her marriage, but the father refused, claiming he was not the right person for her.
The young woman argued that her father's refusal to agree to her marriage was because her mother had fully supported her. The court is yet to listen to the father's testimony.
Hassan Al Marzouqi, a lawyer and legal adviser, said there have been several such cases when a woman seeks the judge's permission to marry a man of her choice.
He, however, advised that it was very important for a woman to repeatedly talk to her father or guardian to agree to her marriage before going to court.
According to the UAE laws on marriage, for a woman to get married, she needs the consent of her father or guardian.
ismail@khaleejtimes.com
 



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