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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?

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...

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

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...

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...

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...

Women & Divorce

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

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...

Women & Divorce: Minreet Kaur

Women & Divorce: Minreet Kaur

"I'm divorced, so Sikh men don't want me" Minreet Kaur is a henna artist and a freelance journalist who works for the BBC. Her story originally appeared on BBC News. SKB Law: Women &Divorce Series.   At 27, Minreet Kaur married a man she had met through a Sikh...

Divorce, Islam and Me: Saima Mir

Divorce, Islam and Me: Saima Mir

Women & Divorce: Saima Mir Our Women&Divorce series features stories from women in their own words. In this piece, we're sharing an article written by Saima Mir, a freelance journalist. The below article and image originally appeared in the Guardian on...

The SKB Law Academy

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...

Ep1 of Legal Stories by SKB Law – in conversation with Jack Newton

Ep1 of Legal Stories by SKB Law – in conversation with Jack Newton

Ep1 of Legal Stories by SKB Law - Jack Newton in conversation with Nimra and Liberty Welcome to the first episode of Legal Stories by SKB Law!!  Stay tuned for a new episode every Wednesday. In our first episode, Liberty Chinoda and Nimra Khayal chat with Jack Newton....

Guest Feature with Little Law – City Firm vs Regional Law Firm?

Guest Feature with Little Law – City Firm vs Regional Law Firm?

Guest Feature with Little Law: City or Regional Law Firm City or regional, it’s the question every law student must face. Whether it’s at university or a question in interviews, you will no doubt have to choose (and justify) what type of law firm you want to work at....

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