UAE: Woman sues ex-husband who abandoned her after cancer diagnosis

He faces a lawsuit after failing to pay child support



by

Ismail Sebugwaawo

Published: Fri 1 Jul 2022, 3:25 PM

Last updated: Fri 1 Jul 2022, 10:59 PM

A woman filed a lawsuit against her ex-husband for not following a court order to provide her with monthly alimony.

The couple had been happily married for over 10 years and had two children, one aged 8 and the other aged 10, when the woman was diagnosed with cancer.

She noticed that after her diagnosis, her husbands behaviour changed. She said that he treated her badly and made her feel inferior. She felt that he blamed her for her illness. He acted as though she was exaggerating the cancer and the treatments that were required as well.

The woman said this made her health condition worsen as she did not receive the support she expected from her husband.

The woman said that this ill treatment forced her to divorce him.

A family court separated the couple, and the woman was granted custody of their two children. The court ordered the man to pay a monthly alimony to his ex-wife and to provide financial support to his children.

However the man, who has already married another woman, defied the court order and failed to provide support to his ex-wife and the children.

A verdict is yet to be issued in the case.

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