Sometimes it becomes necessary to obtain declarations of marital status, for example, where the courts declare that a marriage or divorce should or should not be legally recognised in England and Wales.
Any overseas divorce obtained after 4th April 1988 is only recognised in the UK if it is valid in the country it was obtained and at the relevant date, i.e. the date the divorce was granted, either the husband or wife were habitually resident or domiciled in that country or a national of that country. As Talaq divorce is recognised in both Pakistan and Bangladesh any Talaq divorce obtained there would be legally binding in the UK too provided the conditions detailed below are met.
The relationship between Islamic law and English law can seem complicated but we can help! Do look at our article here on The Validity of Talaq Divorce in the UK and you can find our views on these isssues:
Talaq divorce is legally binding in Pakistan and Bangladesh where certain criteria listed below are met.
Woolley & Co, Solicitors