An Egyptian man who obtained a unilateral divorce (‘talaq’) in Egypt from his British-domiciled wife found that the validity of the divorce was rejected by the English court because he was under an injunction at the time restraining him from pursuing a divorce in Egypt.

As the divorce was not valid, the man’s wife was able to institute her own proceedings in this country to bring about an end to the marriage, on the grounds of irretrievable breakdown, and was entitled to a decree nisi.

Where a marriage is ended can have a significant effect on the financial settlement and the residence arrangements regarding any children of the marriage.

We can advise you on all aspects of family breakdown.