What happens to mahr if you divorce?

What happens to mahr after divorce? This week, a landmark judgment could change UK law on the position of mahr or ‘bride-price’ payments.  Until now, the UK courts have dealt only with cases involving written mahr contracts. The case in question is the first involving...

Sarah makes her podcast debut on Divorced Muslim Dad

Sarah makes her podcast debut on Divorced Muslim Dad Like many people, we've thought about starting a podcast for a while. With a little encouragement and support from Imran Azam (aka Divorced Muslim Dad), we're excited to share Sarah's debut on his podcast!  If...

Divorce, Separation and Your Gold Jewellery. Three Steps You Can Take To Protect Your Assets.

When a couple divorces, their assets such as property, money or jewellery are divided during the financial settlement. Your gold jewellery could become part of the ‘matrimonial pot’.  There are a few simple steps you can take to protect your assets and avoid disputes.

Let’s talk about the Nikah Nama. Do you know what you’re signing?

Let's talk about the Nikah Nama. Do you know what you're signing? Welcome to #MyNikah by SKB Law, a collection of articles designed for couples and families. Our first guide explains the power of the Nikah Nama, the Islamic marriage contract.     Before we start, we...

I’m getting a divorce, how can I make sure I’m financially protected?

I'm getting a divorce, how can I make sure I'm financially protected? You've made the decision to divorce. Whilst financial planning may not be the top of your agenda, it should be - particularly for women. As family law specialists, we do much more than filing the...

How Do You Know If Your Nikah Is Legally Recognised In England?

Is Nikah Accepted In The UK? We're often asked whether English law recognises a nikah as a valid marrige. Why does it matter? You may have no legal protection if your relationship ends. So everyone should know if their nikah is legally recognised under English law. In...

Divorce and my immigration status: can I remain in the UK?

Divorce and my immigration status: can I remain in the UK? Does the end of your marriage mean the end of your leave to remain in the UK? It depends. We have answered some of the most common questions below.  Please note, we are a family law firm not an immigration...

Islamic Marriage, English Divorce

Islamic Marriage, English Divorce Our founder Sarah Khan-Bashir MBE is quoted in the Arab News about the rising divorce rates among British Muslim communities. You can find the full article here. The article reports that: "a 2017 survey by Channel 4 of 1,000 British...

SKB Law features on Channel 4 documentary about Nikah Ceremonies

SKB Law features on Channel 4 Documentary about Nikah Ceremonies Did your nikah take place in the UK? If it did, make sure you also register your marriage. This was the subject of a Channel 4 documentary we took part in. As divorce specialists, we often support...
What happens to my pension when I get divorced?

What happens to my pension when I get divorced?

What happens to my pension when I get divorced? (updated 8 October 2021) The end of your relationship may affect your pension. If you're planning a divorce or separation, here's what you need to know about protecting or dividing your pension.   Should you include your...

Getting help with divorce court fees

Getting help with divorce court fees

Getting help with divorce court fees Did you know you might be eligible for help with divorce court fees?  Find out more in this post. If you have a question, book your free 15 minute consultation with our legal team. We'll let you know your options and estimated...

YBS partners with SKB Law

SKB Law Academy partners with  Yorkshire Building Society to equip students with employability skills. The below article originally appeared in the Telegraph & Argus on 26 March 2018.  Students in Bradford are being equipped with the key skills to thrive in the...

Why we’ve joined the Employers’ Initiative on Domestic Abuse

Why SKB Law joined the Employers' Initiative on Domestic Abuse We're proud to share that SKB Law is now a member of the Employers' Initiative on Domestic Abuse (EIDA), a growing network of employers from a wide variety of sectors, working together to take action on...

Children, Court and Cafcass

Children, Court and Cafcass In private law proceedings, Cafcass may be involved when parents who are separating cannot agree on arrangements for their children and ask a court to decide on matters for them. This post explains the role of Cafcass up until the first...

Women & Divorce

What happens to mahr if you divorce?

What happens to mahr if you divorce?

What happens to mahr after divorce? This week, a landmark judgment could change UK law on the position of mahr or ‘bride-price’ payments.  Until now, the UK courts have dealt only with cases involving written mahr contracts. The case in question is the first involving...

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3 Lawyers To Be Inspired By – Finalists at The Reisman Awards

3 Lawyers To Be Inspired By – Finalists at The Reisman Awards

3 Lawyers To Be Inspired By - Finalists at The Reisman Awards Last year, Clio announced SKB Law was a finalist in The Reisman Awards.  The nomination and Award recognised our SKB Law Academy community initiatives.  It is definitely one of our 2020 highlights and means...

Introducing…Legal Stories by SKB Law

Introducing…Legal Stories by SKB Law

Introducing...Legal Stories by SKB Law Over the last few months we've been busy recording Legal Stories by SKB Law, our new online interview series connecting legal students with legal professionals from our network.  Find out more about the series and why we started...

Why SKB Law is building a law firm with social impact

Why SKB Law is building a law firm with social impact

Why SKB Law is building a law firm with social impact What type of legal community do we want to build? At SKB Law, we're improving access to law for everyone through inclusive and innovative legal services and training.  In this video, our founder Sarah Khan-Bashir...

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