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Case Digests

  • Ahmed v. Ahmed, 261 S.W.3d 190

    June 2008

    Islamic law. Issue: Whether the mahr agreement should be construed as a premarital contract where the parties entered into a civil wedding ceremony and subsequently signed the mahr agreement. Read On

  • Aghili v. Saadatnejadi, 958 S.W.2d 784 (Tenn.App., 1997)

    June 1997

    Islamic law. Issue: Whether a marriage is invalid where the officiant was not an official of a religious institution and the marriage license was not filed within the time prescribed by law. Read On

  • Afghani v. Ghafoorian, 2010 WL 1189389 (Va.App.)

    March 2010

    Iranian law. Issue: Whether the Marriage Contract should be construed as a premarital agreement where there was “a binding contract entered by the parties.” Read On

  • Abouzahr v. Abouzahr, 361 N.J. Super 135 (App. Div. 2003)

    June 2003

    Lebanese law. Issue: Whether a former spouse may alter the terms of a property settlement agreement (“PSA”) to prevent visitation in a country which is not a signatory of the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction and whose laws could be employed to inhibit the return of the child to the primary custodial parent. Read On

  • Abdallah v. Sarsour, WL 134034 (Va. Cir. Ct.)

    March 2006

    Islamic law. Issue: Whether the Marriage Contract is enforceable where the term “later” was used to designate the time of performance of the dower and the wife failed to remain in the marriage as required under Islamic customs. Read On

  • Jackson K. v. Parisa G., 2016 NY Slip Op 50660(U)

    April 2016

    Iranian law. Issue: Whether the marriage is valid in the state of New York when the ceremony was performed by an unauthorized official, whether the defendant's actions constitute as fraud, and, if so, whether the plaintiff is entitled to damages. Read On


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