Resolving Muslim Divorce Issues In New York
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In Islamic marriages, Islamic Marriage Agreements, also knowns as Mehr, Mahr, Mahrieh, or Dowry (مهریه) are common. Such agreements provide for an agreed upon sum of money or items of value (such as gold or jewelry) to be paid to the bride either promptly at the time of marriage (prompt dowry) or at a future date in the event of death of the husband or in the event of a divorce (deferred dowry).
If you are in the process of obtaining a divorce in New York and have an Islamic Marriage Agreement that needs to be litigated and enforced during your divorce proceedings, we are here to help.
In New York, such Islamic Marriage Agreements are enforceable during divorce proceedings depending on factors such as whether or not it is in writing, subscribed by both parties, and does not violate a person’s constitutional rights or violate public policy.