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Divorce

Islamic divorce contracts are offered at BCIS. Requirements are:

  1. Divorce papers finalized from a civil court within the United States. If marriage done outside the United States, see below.
  2. The presence of the husband and/or wife to sign the divorce papers. In certain situations, phone calls instead of in-person appearance can occur.
  3. The wife must communicate details of the delayed amount of dowry with the Imam, in-person or via telephone.
  4. There are no fees required but donations are graciously welcome.

For further information regarding this, contact ImamAmr@gmail.com

Important information regarding marriages originating outside US:

  1. If original marriage was conducted outside of the United States, the US civil divorce will not clear marriage overseas. People have two options: a) Give power of attorney to someone in the country marriage originated in order to have the divorce take place there. B) Or file final US divorce decree with the embassy of the country where marriage originated to clear name from marriage and file divorce.
  2. If divorce papers are signed by the husband regardless of who was the petitioner for divorce we consider it as an approval of divorce.
  3. If the wife was the petitioner and the husband was not present in court and divorce was finalized without his approval, we will contact the husband to check on the matter. If the husband refuses to come to our office to finalize divorce we reserve the right to go for Talaq Al-Tafreeq or the enforced separated divorce status authorized by the Imam upon reviewing each case individually.