Divorce By Cell Phone

from the different-cultures dept

A court in Dubai has validated the divorce of a couple after the man sent his wife a text message on a mobile phone telling her they were divorced. The text of the message actually read: "Why are you late? You are divorced." Apparently, that's all you need to make it official in Dubai (if you're male, that is). The couple is actually still together, so I'm not sure why the case went through, but I get the feeling that I don't really understand the legal system in Dubai.

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    musselduck, 27 Jun 2001 @ 12:12pm

    Divorce

    What the heck is a Duboi?

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    Hmmm, 28 Jun 2001 @ 1:19am

    Hmmm

    I'm astonished that this is legal. I believ that you have to say "I divorce you" three times before it is final. (I am not an expert on Sharia law though!!)

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    MSRuiz, 17 Jan 2004 @ 9:30am

    Divorce in Dubai

    I do not understand the law very well in Dubai, but one of the reason the couple still together is that the divorce even if it is valid the man has to support his wife for 4 months after the divorce is anounce if after 4 months he still wants to get divoce, then it will take effect.

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      e3ashig, 15 Apr 2005 @ 11:36am

      Re: Divorce in Dubai

      When people get married, they chose which one of the couple has the authority to divorce. By default, the man has this authority, but it can be the woman. Divorce is severely discouraged. Infact, in Islamic believe, it is God's least favourite of all the allowed rights in Islam. To divorce your partner, you have to have the competence, then say the words (I Divorce You) or (You are divorced). Couple have a certain number of month to reconcile after divorce but are only allowed to divorce and reconcile twice, after the third divorce, they can not reconcile as easy again.

      I dont think the man in the above story can qualify as "Competent" judging by his action.

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    Mr brain johnson, 12 Feb 2007 @ 2:28am

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    Mr brain johnson, 12 Feb 2007 @ 2:32am

    business proposal

    Dear Friend, Good day to you, I am so sorry for sending you this unsolicited and unexpected mail. I got your contact from a Business Directory in my agents office and I decided to contact you directly for the sake of business. My full Name is mr brain johnson from Liberia, I am here in U. A.E searching for a reliable and experience business partner. I have about $4.3 Million Dollars and I would need your assistance investing it either here in U.A.E or any country of your choice under your guidance. So I am only soliciting for your assistance to help me invest. My Business is totally free of risk and trouble. If you are willing to invest in this business, please give me your confidential contact phone number so that we can discuss on how to see face to face and discuss more in details. Thank you once again for your interest and waiting for your reply. Best Regards, Mr Brain Johnson,

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