Dowry-Mahr Speaking

A blog by Abbas Hadjian, AAML, IAFL, CFLS

Expert in mahr, Iranian Law and Documents 
California Family Law Attorney
Articles and commentary about Iran dowry / mahr cases in the U.S., from an expert in Iran mahr.

Collecting Dowry in Jordan Violates Automatic Stay of Bankruptcy

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

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Cultural Competency: Islamic Mahr does not deny Support and Equitable Distribution

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 the deferred portion of the Mahr  is maximum that Wife may recover under Sharia law. The Appellate Court disagreed.  “…[T]he Mahr agreement’s plain meaning does not

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Cultural Competency: Mahr Not Acknowledged and Not Enforceable

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 York statutory law of DRL 236(B)(3), have clearly created no exception to the acknowledgment requirement.” The Court differentiated the Mahr agreements predated DRL

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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. Neither Trial nor the Appellate Courts provided a factual or legal reason. The 17 years of marriage between two Palestinians created 5 unhealthy

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Collecting Dowry in Jordan Violates Automatic Stay of Bankruptcy

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

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