Family Law

Family law covers all aspects of personal life: divorce, marriage, domestic violence, child custody, guardianship and inheritance.

UAE Practice

The family is the basis of every society. Family and divorce law issues are often highly emotionally charged. Particularly in current years, the UAE started working on new regulations on divorce matters since the rate of divorces is ever increasing and the government recognizes the reality of this phenomenon as well as its impact on families and the wider society.

Continental Europe Practice

As the family concept changes with the development of the civil society, so does the need for these new families to be protected in their jurisdictions. Civil union, step-child adoption and same sex marriage are some of the new issues with which modern family law experts must be familiar.

Divorce is also on the rise in Continental Europe and for expats, can be quite difficult to understand, especially in relation to which law applies and how to deal with each country’s jurisdiction and rules. This is despite the effort of the EU to harmonise the rules applicable between its member states.

Our team of family lawyers are well versed in dealing with the challenges arising out of different jurisdictions and have extensive family law experience.

Yungo’s philosophy is that it is an area which requires knowledge, experience and empathy. We understand our clients’ need for support during these emotional times and we have a “human” approach. When minors are involved, we put the children’s interest first. This philosophy extends to applying careful consideration to every matter and detail – providing a service that can often go beyond that of the lawyer.

Yungo has extensive experience in these areas of law and has provided legal support for various leading cases in its years of practice.

Yungo provides a number of consulting and legal services and assistance with all issues in both continental Europe and the United Arab Emirates.

Our practice areas include:

  • Children’s Issues (custody/guardianship/alimony);
  • Mediation;
  • Divorce;
  • Forced marriages;
  • Domestic violence;
  • Alimony issues;
  • Pre-nuptial agreements;
  • Wills;
  • Spouse and children visas;
  • Immigration issues;
  • Advise on travel bans;
  • Court and family matters court assistance;
  • Dispute management and mediation;
  • Inheritance; and
  • Adoption.

Our Experts

John Norton Yungo
John A. T. Norton
Head of Private Clients Practice
John A. T. Norton Head of Private Clients Practice E-mail: john@yungo.ae Spoken Languages: English, Italian and Swedish Areas of Expertise: Corporate and Commercial Law, Corporate Governance,  Employment Law,  Family Law, Intellectual Property, Inheritance Law John is a solicitor qualified in England and Wales. Before…
Filomena D'Addario Yungo
Filomena D’Addario
Managing Partner - Italy
Filomena D’Addario Managing Partner - Italy E-mail: filomena@yungo.ae Spoken Languages: Italian and English Areas of Expertise: Commercial and Corporate Law, Employment Law, Family Law, Procurement Law, Inheritance Law. Filomena is based in Italy and is one of the founding partners of Yungo,…
Chiaramaria Anastasia Yungo
Chiaramaria Anastasia
Head of the Criminal Law Department - Italy
Chiaramaria Anastasia Head of the Criminal Law Department - Italy E-mail: chiaramaria@yungo.ae Spoken Languages: Italian, French and English Areas of Expertise: Employment Law, Family Law, Corporate Governance, Procurement Law, Inheritance Law. Chiaramaria is an Associate lawyer at Yungo. Chiaramaria has extensively…
Domenica Urselli Yungo
Domenica Urselli
Associate
Domenica Urselli Associate E-mail: domenica@yungo.ae Spoken Languages: Italian and English Areas of Expertise : Employment Law, Corporate Governance, Family Law, Inheritance Law. Domenica is an Associate lawyer at Yungo. Domenica obtained her degree in law from the University of Perugia, Italy.…
Samantha Itta Yungo
Samantha Itta
Associate
Samantha Itta Associate E-mail: samantha@yungo.ae Spoken Languages: Italian and English Areas of Expertise: Employment Law, Family Law, Inheritance Law, Intellectual Property. Samantha is an Associate lawyer at Yungo. Samantha obtained her degree in law in 2002 at the University of Bologna…

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