Family Law

July 16, 2020

Family Law
Joint divorce, divorce by agreement (“on consent”) and contested divorce: what are the differences?distinctions
By Me Johara Obaïd, Avocate

There are essentially three ways for spouses to end their marriage: joint divorce, divorce by agreement (“on consent”) and contested divorce.

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April 24, 2020

Family Law
COVID-19, Child Custody and the Rights of Parents Working in Hospitals
By Mtre Johara Obaïd, Lawyer

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is felt throughout the judiciary and even in family courts, where some parents apply for a change in the custody or access order because the other parent (or his/her spouse) works in essential services, particularly in the health care system.

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April 20, 2020

Family Law
COVID-19: the concept of urgency in family matters and recent case law
By Mtre Johara Obaïd, Lawyer

This post discusses the concept of urgency in family law courts and summarizes some relevant and recent family law decisions related to the COVID-19 crisis.

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August 21, 2019

Family Law
To Achieve a Joint or Amicable Divorce: The Essential Points on Which to Agree
By Mtre Johara Obaïd, Lawyer

Are you recently separated from your spouse and want a divorce? Do you want to know where to start to see if an amicable agreement is possible? Do you prefer to settle the terms of your divorce amicably with you spouse in order to avoid it degenerating into a legal battle that can be long and costly, both financially and emotionally?

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August 13, 2019

Family Law
Rental Allowance in the Event of Divorce and Separation
By Mtre Johara Obaïd, Lawyer

The law stipulates that an undivided co-owner who is unable to enjoy his property because of another co-owner’s exclusive use and enjoyment of the property is entitled to claim an indemnity from the one with exclusive use of the property for a given period. 

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August 6, 2019

Family Law
The Psychosocial Expert in Family Matters: What evaluation and for what purpose?
By Mtre Johara Obaïd, Lawyer

Evidence as to the best interests of the child in custody matters is not always easy. The court has broad discretion in its assessment of the evidence presented.

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