The Family Guidance Department was created on 10.10.1998, aiming at addressing family disputes and amicably settling them and the reunification of the family by friendly means, and helping the parties to reach a family binding agreement that preserves the respective rights without resorting to the courts, and end their differences by mutual agreement stating clearly the family rights and duties. When this fails, the applications shall be referred to the competent court at the request of the parties or one of them.
Services provided by the Family Guidance Division
The Family Guidance Section is in charge of providing family counseling (legal and sharia) through:
- A personal meeting with the competent family counselor.
- On phone.
- Via WhatsApp, on the number: 026513370
Addressing marital and family differences include:
Family reconciliation, obedience to husband, provision of housing and any other requests.
Marital maintenance, child support, parent support, increase/ decrease alimony
Divorce affidavit, proof of divorce, Khula.
Dowry, edda alimony and consolatory alimony
Proof of custody, forfeiture of custody, claim of custody, visitation and escorting of children under custody
Alimony, housing, school fees, custody remuneration
Marriage reinstatement, non- reinstatement of marriage, affirmation of edda expiry
Procedures for Family Guidance:
- Register the complaint with the family guidance section by attending at the family guidance premises, or by completing the form available online and enclosing all documents required for opening a family file.
- Schedule a session
- Notify the other party according to the established procedures
Both parties attend at the family counselor in order to reach an agreement that is formally documented and certified
Family Guidance Procedures
Family Guidance Units