UK Islamic Divorce Solicitors – Shari’a Law
Our highly qualified experts specialise in Family law, including Islamic divorce and Islamic divorce financial settlement in the UK. With our thorough guidance and legal advice, we have assisted numerous clients in registering for an Islamic divorce in the UK.
Seek immediate consultancy from our expert Family law solicitors. If your marriage is on the hinge of being broken and you are facing a tense situation regarding how to go about the divorce proceedings, and financial asset settlements, call us at 0800 048 7573 or feel free to drop an email at (firstname.lastname@example.org). Depending on your circumstances, we can help you resolve your marriage and return of Mahr (dowry).
Is Islamic Marriage Recognised under the UK Family/Civil Law?
In 2017, the UK government announced that for Muslim couples to register in the UK legally, they must also arrange civil ceremonies ‘in lines with Christian and Jewish marriage’.
Getting an Islamic divorce requires you first to understand that the majority of Muslim marriages are not ‘legally’ recognised in the English court, particularly in England and Wales. Consequently, the Muslim couples have ‘Nikkah only’ marriage recognized under the Sharia (Islamic) Law but not under the UK law unless they register for civil union. Therefore, this means that you can only go through an Islamic divorce, but not a civil divorce, which may affect the maintenance and financial settlement in the English Family law courts.
Marriages conducted abroad and Muslim family law legislation:
If you are religiously married under the Islamic Family Law legislation (applicable in countries like Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Iraq, etc.), your Islamic marital status is legally recognised in the UK. This is true as long as the ceremony was conducted following UK civil law. You can then proceed towards Talaq or Khula.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Getting a divorce is a tedious journey; depending on your circumstances and gender, you can proceed towards an Islamic divorce in the UK. For instance: as a woman, you will need Khula, and as a man, you will need talaq.
If you are also married under UK law, you will also need a civil divorce in addition to your Muslim divorce.
If you are looking to understand more about your options concerning divorce, may that be civil or Islamic, our divorce solicitors are here for you.
With years of experience in dealing with the difficult circumstances of going through a process of Khula, Faskh or Talaq, whichever you require. Hence, our family law solicitors can help you in the following settlements:
- Taking care of child arrangements (child custody),
- Setting out financial accounts and,
- Dividing other assets
- And all the other family law matters that need to be tackled on urgent basis
In principle, the financial settlement is legally dealt with but separately from the divorce proceedings. Hence, this is to assure that each partner receives adequate financial resources by considering the circumstances. The financial assets may include:
- Properties (including the family home)
- Savings and investments
- Business interests
- Financial commitments
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