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Brit expat wins custody of pets in Dubai divorce case

Four dogs and three cats are reportedly part of settlement reached by Dubai Sharia Court

Brit expat wins custody of pets in Dubai divorce case

A woman has reportedly been ordered to give back four dogs and three cats to her ex-husband as part of a divorce settlement in Dubai.

Gulf News reported that the British man returned from a business trip to find his house empty.

In divorce proceedings before the Dubai Sharia Court, the man is said to have said he bought everything in the house, including the animals.

In her counter-lawsuit, the woman requested a divorce and demanded the man pay her AED100,000 in maintenance as well as a housemaid in addition to rent.

According to the report, the husband’s friend testified before the Sharia Court that the woman used to call her husband names and defamed him in front of his colleagues.

However, the wife’s friend testified the man constantly intimidated his wife.

The court action reportedly took place after mediation at Dubai Court’s Family Guidance and Reconciliation Section failed.

The court granted a divorce and ordered the man’s ex-wife to return everything she had taken with the man ordered to pay AED25,000 maintenance, Gulf News reported.

An appeal against the specifics of the ruling failed.

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