Saudi women will now be informed of divorce by text message

Saudi women will now be informed of divorce by text message

PanARMENIAN.Net - In a country where women are still limited by the judicial system in many ways, a new regulation taking effect on Sunday, January 6 will see to some power being given to wives divorced by their husbands, Sputnik International reports.

Saudi Justice Ministry has reportedly issued a leaflet announcing the new measures, which will make it mandatory for Saudi women to be notified when a court issues their husbands divorce decrees.

Currently, Saudi men don't need legal justification to divorce their spouses and the breakup of marriage can take effect instantly.

According to a Saudi lawyer, Nisreen al-Ghamdi, some men register divorce deeds at the courts without even telling their wives.

The new regulation coming into effect on Sunday, will ensure that "any powers of attorney issued before the divorce are not misused," said Ghamdi.

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