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Divorce Granted in Saudi Arabia between Husband, 70 and Wife, 15

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When people consider the laws that exist in California regarding divorce, child custody and anything else that’s related to the family, they tend to think that these are draconian standards that are unduly harsh. While many people feel this way based on experience, sometimes it’s a good idea to take a step back and consider just how differently these norms are seen in different parts of the world. The most recent example in this regard comes from Saudi Arabia.

It has been reported in recent days that a 70-year-old man was granted a divorce from his 15-year-old wife. This divorce may have been granted after the situation was on the receiving end of intense pressure from several different human rights groups, and the laws in that country are such that the marriage is now considered to be dissolved. Unfortunately, it appears that the girl ran away from her new home soon after she was married.

Many members of these human rights groups are alleging that the girl may have actually been sold to her husband, but there is no way to prove that definitively. The rules regarding marriage and divorce in Saudi Arabia are radically different than they are in most places in what is considered the western world, and this situation serves as a small reminder of how far we have come in terms of modernizing our legal system with regards to family law.

San Diego Divorce Lawyers

Clearly, this type of a marriage would not be the norm in California, but that doesn’t mean that there are not still many marriages that are facing the possibility if not the reality of divorce. People who do face this situation need to act quickly to make sure that their legal rights and interests are properly protected so that they can be treated fairly by the laws and the courts.

If you are someone who is facing the end of your marriage, you need to seek the help of San Diego divorce lawyers who have been fighting for the rights of husbands and fathers for many years. Contact the Men’s Legal Center today to schedule an initial consultation.