Monday, October 8, 2012

American Court Upholds, Enforces UAE Divorce Decree

...and in so doing, holds a decree to enforce a "mahr"  (dowery) is enforceable under U.S. law, under some circumstances.   Tip o' the Stetson to Prof. Volokh.


Anonymous said...

A distinction must be made between forms of divorce that are based in a court system administered under a system of law, and divorces that take place in quasi- or extrajudicial setting, i.e. without any formal supervision from the local court system. In both cases, once jurisdiction has been established, the lex fori will be applied to determine whether the local ground(s) of divorce have been satisfied and, if so, the marriage will be terminated with or without ancillary orders being made.

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