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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?

How Do You Know If The Nikah Is Legally Recognised 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...

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...

Do grandparents have a right to see grandchildren after a divorce?

Do grandparents have a right to see grandchildren after a divorce? For many families, grandparents play an important role in the lives of their grandchildren. Whether that's living in an intergenerational home, sharing stories, school pickups, or celebrating special...

Divorce Lawyer Sarah launches new podcast Family Matters

23 years ago, divorce lawyer Sarah helped her first client Fozia.  23 years later, Fozia joins Sarah as the first guest on her new podcast, Family Matters. They talk about that moment when you know it’s over, dealing with “lok kya kehange” and much more.

Women & Divorce

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...

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...

The SKB Law Academy

SKB Law trainee qualifies as a solicitor

SKB Law trainee qualifies as a solicitor

SKB Law celebrates qualification of solicitor This week we're celebrating the qualification of our solicitor, Anisa Aziz, through our trainee solicitor programme. Anisa joined the firm as a trainee solicitor in 2019. She obtained her LLB (Hons) Law Degree from the...

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...

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