(MENAFN - Arab Times) The Court of Appeals presided over by Judge Khalid Al-Othman overturned the verdict of a lower court that had ordered a member of the royal family to pay his divorced wife the outstanding payment of an imaginary debt of KD 110,000. The Appeals Court considered the long-standing factor of the debt as the reason for denying the request.
According to the case files, the plaintiff had filed the lawsuit against her ex-husband for the payment of the remaining KD 24,000 of the long-standing debt, which he was supposed to pay from Oct 1, 2009 to October 1, 2011 on a monthly installment from 2011.
The husband had reportedly agreed to pay KD 1,000 as monthly installment from October 2009 based on a document signed on Sept 1, 2009. She complained that when he stopped the payments midway, she left a recorded message to him as reminder for the remaining payments but he ignored her request.
The defense lawyer Hassan Al-Ajmi disagreed with the plaintiff's claims, insisting there was no such agreement between the couple.
He explained that the couple was married from 1982 from when the defendant had taken care of his wife.
He faulted the decision of the lower court, indicating that the court did not consider the fact that the debt was not real but imaginary.
He said the woman paid the amount from her bank account during the period of investigations to give the impression that his client made the payments so that the debt appeared real.