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 filed Chapter 13 Bankruptcy in Kansas. Husband traveled to Jordan to attend a funeral but was stopped from leaving country due to the Dowry related travel ban. Husband provided guarantee and returned to U.S., commencing contempt and adversary proceeding against Wife and her (new) Husband. The Court found that Husband was entitled to actual damages for attorney fees and costs in Jordan and Kansas. Wife was also sanctioned $500.00 for wilful violation of the Automatic Stay.