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03 Mar 08 #15637 by sheiladubai
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Living in the Middle East with my 12 year old daughter. My husband was having a text relationship with another woman and could not promise not to do it again. I have since found out that he has had at least one affair. We have a 12 year old daughter. He just walked away from us and his entire life. His friends, his family and my family. He has given no thought to the financial aspects of this.
I am distraught and devastated by this. We have been together for 14 years and I thought we were happy.:woohoo:

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04 Mar 08 #15756 by DownButNotOut
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I am sorry to hear what has happened.

I hope you stick around on wiki for advice and support through this.

I have one immediate concern for you.

There will be a BIG difference in the financial outcome for you in UK courts verse a local Dubai divorce.

I would advise you to establish the criteria for getting divorced through the UK courts (its connected to where you were married and where you are domiciled).

In UK courts you would get at least 50% of marital assets and a good level of maintenance. (I am assuming he was the higher earner - if not an dyou are totally self sufficient in your career then u have less to worry about)

I fear that you may be hung out to dry if you allow your divorce to be dealt with locally.

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