Family Law Prof Blog

Editor: Margaret Ryznar
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Friday, March 9, 2012

Saudi Divorce Law

From Digital Journal:

A member of Saudi Arabia's Shura Council has proposed a new law to give greater protection to divorced women, necessitated by the increase in men divorcing their spouses without bothering to inform them.

In some instances the men continue to sleep with their ex-wives who are unaware that their true marital status is divorced. Under Saudi's strict sharia law, men who continue to have sexual relations with their ex-wife following divorce are considered to be commiting adulterous behaviour.

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