Dowry-Mahr in U.S. Courts

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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.

Recent Posts

No Dowry in Texas

Two recent decisions in Texas denied payment of Islamic Mahr to Wives for different reasons.  In Qutiefan v. Safi, No. 01-18-00425-CV, the Court of Appeals of Texas, First District (Houston), affirmed Trial Court’s decision denying unspecified Dowry.

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1,000,000 Rose Mahr Delivered

2020 – Kerman, Iran: The Iranian Mahr  was set for 1,000,000 roses, upon demand. Wife demanded payment of 500,000,000 Tomans ($500,000) as value of her Mahr.  Husband responded by delivery of 1,000,000 Roses to the Courthouse. Here is a video of

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No Expert, No Mahr

2017 – Vancouver, Canada: The parties are of Iranian heritage. Wife had training in graphic design and esthetics. Husband is a mortgage broker and realtor. They were married on March 14, 2004 in a dual service in Canada,

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