Thursday, 24 May 2018 01:28 GMT

Saudi- Courts tackle 576 'khula' cases in 5 months

(MENAFN - Arab News) A total of 576 'khula" cases (where a wife asks her husband for divorce) have been reviewed by the courts in the kingdom during the past five months of the current year.

the makkah region recorded the highest numbers of 'khula" cases at 175 followed by the eastern province and riyadh region at 91 and 86 cases respectively the media said.

the numbers of 'khula" cases reported in different parts of the kingdom are jouf with 56 jizan 50 qasim 24 asir 22 madinah 19 tabuk and baha 14 each najran and hail 9 each.

lawyer and legal counselor umar ishag identified 'khula" as a request submitted by a wife to obtain divorce from her husband in which she gives up the advance payment of her dowry.

this procedure is considered to be the first step to officially view the case in a court the lawyer said.

Saudi- Courts tackle 576 'khula' cases in 5 months

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