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  • Writer's pictureJames Chau

Indian Court Decides Validity of Muslim Sharia Divorce Practice

Updated: Oct 17, 2022

I came across an interesting article today in which the Supreme Court in India is deciding the validity of Muslim divorce practice. While it should be noted this is not the practice in California, San Jose, or the Bay Area Divorce for Muslim families. The custom allows under Sharia Law for unilateral and instantaneous divorce by the male spouse. Opponents of the practice in India feel this is biased and unfair to women as the instant divorce leaves them vulnerable. The article goes on to state that neither Pakistan nor Bangladesh recognize this practice as valid form of divorce.

The article, while interesting in its own right, raises a pertinent issue. Jurisdiction is fundamental to divorce proceedings. Even within the United States, the state’s laws regarding divorce vary widely. Within states, local rules can affect the procedure of filings. It is important when pursuing divorce to have pertinent information to your location. The laws surrounding divorce can be nuanced and confusing. It is vital to seek representation that is locally versed in pursuing your divorce. It is interesting to note the various and different cultural practices involved in divorces for many residents of Santa Clara County and to be sensitive to their needs.

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