E015: Arrested for drug possession and fighting for custody.

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What do you do when you get into an accident in the UAE? What about getting custody of your child when your husband has been arrested for drug possession in the UAE? Ahmed Odeh give us the answers.

This Week’s Questions:

  1. “I got into a car accident and as a result. I got an intimidating letter from my insurance company saying that I cannot claim whiplash, because I did not report it at the time of the accident itself. They also said that I cannot claim insurance for any small items in the car, because I did not report it to the police at the same time. Is what they're saying true? And if so, what are we supposed to do when we do get into accidents?”
  2. “I got divorced in 2016. And I have a son with my ex husband. I don't live in Dubai, but my ex husband was arrested in 2019 by the CIA for possessing drugs. I have not had any contact with my ex husband or anyone from his family until recently. I lost my job last year, and I visited him in jail and January 2021 to request that he signed the guardianship paper. He refused to sign the guardianship paper when the father called me in June. I asked again, and he refused. It's become quite difficult for me, as I'm struggling to find a job and pay for school fees. It seems that he's been relocated, and I don't know how to find him. Is there a way for me to know what happened to him and get a copy of the case files? Is there a way for me to file for full custody of my son as his father has been absent for years? Will there be a case against my son our eye if we come back to Dubai?”

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