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Old Apr 10th 2009, 5:22 am
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From the Nazigraf website.......... Saudi man divorces his wife by text message. They say it sets a 'legal precedent' but I thought it happened all the time these days in this region...........

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worl...t-message.html

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From the Nazigraf website.......... Saudi man divorces his wife by text message. They say it sets a 'legal precedent' but I thought it happened all the time these days in this region...........

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worl...t-message.html
it has definately happened before, here in Dubai if I remember rightly
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Whatever you say, and how you say it, means nothing legally until you go to court and formalise the divorce. The text is nothing but a Dear John letter.

So it's like having a big fight, and then weeks later the letter from the lawyer arrives.

So divorce by text just means letting someone know your intention to do that by text.

The Daily Mail? Resorting to cheap sensationalist stereotypes? Really?
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From the Nazigraf website.......... Saudi man divorces his wife by text message. They say it sets a 'legal precedent' but I thought it happened all the time these days in this region...........

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worl...t-message.html
It started in the early noughties...I do it a lot to my mistresses these days...
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From the Nazigraf website.......... Saudi man divorces his wife by text message. They say it sets a 'legal precedent' but I thought it happened all the time these days in this region...........

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worl...t-message.html
It is acceptable and accepted by shariah judges who have stated that with the increased use of technology, divorce by SMS is permissable.

For women who are divorced in such a manner, they should count their blessings that they have been 'set free' from such an 'honourable' man.
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It is acceptable and accepted by shariah judges who have stated that with the increased use of technology, divorce by SMS is permissable.

For women who are divorced in such a manner, they should count their blessings that they have been 'set free' from such an 'honourable' man.
yeah you are right there Squirty!!
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Whatever you say, and how you say it, means nothing legally until you go to court and formalise the divorce. The text is nothing but a Dear John letter.

So it's like having a big fight, and then weeks later the letter from the lawyer arrives.

So divorce by text just means letting someone know your intention to do that by text.

The Daily Mail? Resorting to cheap sensationalist stereotypes? Really?
You think the Nazigraf is the Daily Mail??

Well now that you mention it............... yeah, fair enough.............
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Torygraph, Daily Wail, same rubbish.

Squirty Cream is right about being set free from such a scumbag though.
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wonder what happens if you go to the loo and your mate grabs your mobile for a bit of a prank...
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Originally Posted by still.unsure View Post
wonder what happens if you go to the loo and your mate grabs your mobile for a bit of a prank...

strange mood I'm in- I had to double-check to see what that word was....
Like I said, it means nothing. Unless you're in there a looong time (not enough fibre?) and your wife rushes off to see the lawyer, gets the papers drawn up, comes back home, packs her bags, and before you've even finished the crossword, forges your signature and takes it to court. The judge forgets that both parties need to be present, and grants her the divorce... Not likely.

You will probably be sleeping on the sofa for a couple of decades though....

So, exactly the same as what would happen to you or me. Just change the IKEA sofa for a strange Louis XIV throne-looking mega sofa with tassles and goldy-looking bits.

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