The U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Kansas found that attempt to collect Jordanian Dowry violated the Chapter 13 Automatic Stay, § 362, resulting Sanction and Recoverable Attorney fee and Cost. Wife registered her $15,000.00 deferred Dowry in Sharia Court in Jordan after Husband
U.S. Dowry-Mahr Cases
Divorce and property division cases involving dowry or mahr assets are handled in United States courts when the parties live in the U.S. This site lists some of such cases by state, with external links to the cases.
In Parbeen v. Bari, the 4th District Court of Appeal, Florida, reversed the trial Court judgment which denied spousal support and equitable distribution of marital assets to Wife due to enforcement of Bangladesh marriage Mahr provision. Husband argued that
In Summary Judgment, a Trial Court in NY ruled that a Mahr agreement entered in New York could not be upheld due to the lack of an acknowledgment. The Court noticed that “language, history, and subsequent New