Overview of the Personal Status Law (Family Law), in Saudi Arabia

The KSA’s legislative system development process is based on the Sharia stipulations of Quran and Sunni, as well as what is agreed upon by Muslim scholars. This includes the Kingdom’s commitments to respect international charters and agreements.
The draft Personal Status Law is one of the new laws.

After going through the draft law, I discovered that it dealt with the marriage contract, its terms, rights, and provisions governing Khula (a procedure by which a woman in Islam can divorce her husband) and the termination of the marriage contract and separation of spouses and their effects on alimony.

Custody of children, etc.

The draft law proposed also included provisions that regulate the will, its pillars, and the grounds that could invalidate the will (the will), until reaching the legacies or inheritance to be divided among the legal heirs by Islamic Sharia.

The draft law proposes that the legal age must be 18 years.

The draft law proposed that the legalization of marriage contracts shall not be allowed until the couple turns 18 years old. However, the court can allow the marriage of anyone who has reached puberty or is not a male or female.

Both spouses have rights and duties. The husband’s rights include the obligation to obey his wife and provide for their children. While the wife has rights, the husband must financially support her, provide accommodation and treat her fairly, if he has more than one wife. The proposed law gives the wife the right to not have her husband trespass on her money.

The proposed law’s provisions were examined and it was discovered that they addressed the rules regarding the travel of children who are under the guardianship of a parent outside the kingdom.

The proposed law on travel permission states that a guardian, other than the parents, cannot travel with the child outside of the KSA and stay more than 30 days unless either parent (or both of them) approves.

The child can choose to remain with the parent they prefer if he or she turns 15 years old. Custody of the girl will end when she turns 18 years.

Draft law addressed acknowledgment of sonship and foliation. The surrey bc divorce lawyer the competent court to order paternity cases, participants, to DNA testing to establish a family relationship. The court can also make a ruling based on the results and conclusions of the DNA test.
The draft law suggested that a time limit be established for many cases to ensure the stability of judicial transactions.

If the wife claims alimony for more than two years after filing the case, a lawsuit against her on the subject of alimony cannot be heard by the court.

The draft law includes an important provision. This is a lawsuit to increase maintenance or decrease it. It must be filed within one year of the date that alimony judgments are issued.
According to the draft law, a father must support his children financially until his son reaches the age where he can earn his living or the girl marries.

This is my understanding of the contents of the draft law. It is currently being drafted by the chief committee charged with preparing judicial legislation.