A Filipina has been granted divorce by a Dubai court from her husband whom she accused of suffering from narcissism and mental disorder.
The OFW, a mother of two children, filed for divorce from her husband after the man supposedly failed to disclose he is narcissistic and incapable of fulfilling his marital duties and obligations, said a story on Gulf News.
Records from the Dubai Personal Status Court, where the divorce complaint was initially filed, showed the woman accusing her husband of being ‘constantly dependent’ and had become ‘troublesome and unbearable to live with under the same roof’, leading to several disputes between the couple.
“Following several years of marriage that resulted in two children, my client realized that her husband is a narcissist and suffers from a mental disorder that made him a difficult person to deal or live with,” said Hamda Makki; the woman’s lawyer.
The case was first referred to Family Guidance and Reconciliation Section for a resolution, and later on to the pertinent court when the couple failed to reached an amicable settlement.
The lawyer demanded from the defendant AED8,000 in monthly allowance to children plus AED120 for housing, schools and other needs.
At first, the primary court and the appellate court both rejected the woman’s appeal for divorce; prompting her to elevate the case to the Dubai Cassation Court.
“My client had discovered at a later stage that her husband had had a previous marriage annulled in their homeland because he suffers from narcissism. He had also been subject to a clinical test that proved that his disease is incurable … hence, we ask the court to implement the Family Law of the Philippines and have the marriage contract annulled,” the lawyer’s argument said.
The Dubai Cassation Court eventually granted the Filipina’s request and ordered her husband to pay court fees.