He had effectively abandoned her, she told the Ras Al-Khaimah Marriage, spending all his time with his first wife since their marriage two years ago. He hadalso failed to provide her with a house, she declared, forcing the woman to continue living with her father.
A ruling is expected in late April.
In a similar recent case, an Emirati woman applied for a divorce at the same court because her husband would not provide a separate home for her and their three children.
She approached the court after her husband had failed to cover the family’s expenses for several months. The husband, meanwhile, countersued, demanding that the family return to his home.
But the court rejected her petition after the man’s home had been inspected by the local Family Guidance Department. The property was adequate for her and the children’s needs, declared the judge, and there was nothing to prevent her living there.