UAE: A man files lawsuit against his wife Over Unpaid Monthly Installments

Asma - | UAE

An Arab couple's ambition of acquiring a property became entangled in a legal battle. The couple took out a joint loan from the bank to buy the villa, but the woman stopped paying her share.

After adding up her part, the husband paid her more than one million and 418 thousand dirhams. The husband's answer was to sue his wife in a Dubai civil court.

Facing the claim, the wife resorted to directing a decisive oath to her husband, attempting to prove his claim invalid. However, as she failed to do so, the court compelled the husband to take the oath, and he swore that she owed him the mentioned amounts. The court of first instance ruled in favor of the husband, obligating the wife to pay the specified amount. Despite the ruling, the wife appealed, but the Court of Appeal deemed the appeal inadmissible.

In the lawsuit, the husband argued that they decided to jointly purchase a villa in 2018. They borrowed money from a bank, and he committed to paying the installments. However, the wife failed to contribute to any payments. The husband incurred various expenses, and the wife refused to pay her share, resulting in the accumulated amount.

The court appointed an expert to examine the case and found that the wife owned 50% of the villa but failed to provide evidence of her financial contribution. In response to the wife's objections, the court directed a decisive oath to the husband, who adhered to the formula. The court ruled in his favor, obliging the wife to pay one million and 418 thousand dirhams with legal interest.

Despite her appeals, the Court of Appeal rejected them, stating that the court of first instance appropriately directed the decisive oath to the husband based on the wife's request. The ruling was upheld, and the wife's appeal was deemed baseless.

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