Dubai court to decide on legality of e-mail divorce – Government Activity – Brief Article
TELECOMWORLDWIRE-8 May 2000-Dubai court to decide on legality of e-mail divorce (C)1994-2000 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com
A personal status court in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, is soon expected to decide whether a divorce conducted by e-mail can be considered legal or not.
The case involves an American man of Arab origin who had converted to Islam and his Saudi-Arabian wife – both journalists in their thirties. The woman was living in a separate villa when her husband informed her by e-mail about the divorce. He then filed a case at the Dubai court.
According to Gulf News traditional Muslim laws allow a man to divorce his wife by simply telling her “I divorce you”.
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