Tag: mahr

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

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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

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