New custody committee to regulate adoption in Dubai
To ensure welfare of children affected by custody conflicts, a new Custody Committee will be set up in Dubai. The Deputy Ruler of Dubai issued Decision No. (7) of 2022 relating to the formation of a custody committee in the Emirate, which shall be affiliated to Dubai courts. In the opinion of our best family lawyers of Dubai, the main aim of this committee is to protect the physical and mental well-being of children.
In this news article, we will discuss the major highlights of this committee with the help of our top family lawyers of Dubai.
Composition of Custody Committee
As per the new Law, the committee will consist of 2 representatives form Dubai Courts, which will act as Chairman and Vice-chairman of the committee. The representatives shall be nominated by the Director General of Dubai Court. In addition to that, there shall be 2 representatives of the Community Development Authority in Dubai. Our best family lawyers of Dubai have suggested that these 2 representatives are also nominated by the Director General of the Authority.
To ensure adequate representation of all the relevant stakeholders, the new law provides that there shall be 2 representatives from Dubai Police, which are specialised in children protection. The police officials will be appointed by the Commander-in-Chief of Dubai Police. Further, there will be an official of Dubai courts, who will act as the rapporteur of the Committee.
Functioning of the committee
Since the major objective of the committee is to ensure the well-being of children, it is entrusted with the responsibility of taking all possible steps to improve their adverse condition. In the opinion of our top family lawyers of Dubai, it needs to prepare a detailed report on the mental, physical and social health of a person requesting custody of a child. Moreover, the criminal antecedents of the interested person must be looked into by the committee.
Preparing a custody eligibility report
In the opinion of our top family lawyers of Dubai, one of the major tasks of the committee is to prepare a custody eligibility report. The new law provides a detailed procedure for the same. At the first step, the court will ask the committee to prepare a custody eligibility report. After the submission of report, there shall be a site visit to ensure that the residence of custodian or guardian is conducive enough for the children to give him a healthy and meaningful life.
This committee will ensure that the interest of custody affected children shall be protected at all the circumstances. If someone wants to adopt such a child, there shall be a detailed eligibility report and a site-visit to ensure the best interest of children. As per the new law, all the other authorities of the Emirate will cooperate with this committee. To know more about adopting a child, you can contact one of our best family lawyers of Dubai.
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