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Islamic Divorce

In depth legal assistance so you know how best to proceed when pursuing an Islamic divorce in the UK

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Islamic Divorce Solicitors, London

There are a number of factors which determine whether an Islamic marriage is valid in the UK. If the couple have married legally in England and Wales as well as under Islamic law, then divorce proceedings under English law are required to dissolve the marriage. This legal requirement also stands if the couple has obtained a Sharia divorce.

However, it is often a misconception that a ‘nikah’ (Islamic contract of marriage) is valid and legally recognised in England and Wales without a legal civil ceremony. Unfortunately, in this case the marriage is not considered legally binding.

For Islamic marriages conducted overseas, a marriage certificate issued under the Law of that country must be produced to be formally recognised in the UK.

View our videos below to find out more about our international divorce services.

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How can Goodwins help you?

At Goodwins Family Law Solcitors, we are experts in this field and associated family law services, such as child custody. Our fully trained team of solicitors will offer clients tailored advice regarding the various legal facets and stipulations relating to Islamic divorce.

We have an excellent client satisfaction rate, offer a competitive fee structure and work with a wide range of clients in the UK and across the world. This includes high net worth individuals with global assets and complexities surrounding their case.

During the initial fixed fee consultation, we will discuss your situation with you to gain a full understanding, which allows us to use our knowledge to provide advice and assistance as to how to proceed through the process.

Our aim is to reduce the stress and emotional toll of the divorce process and as such, we will work hard to ensure that this objective is achieved in addition to a positive outcome in the proceedings.

If you are looking for more information regarding the specifics of Islamic divorce, or you would like to use our skills and services to help with your divorce process, get in touch with the team at our office in Harrow, London.

Our offices are easily accessible from Harrow on the Hill station and local bus routes, we also have a number parking spaces available. You can also contact us from anywhere in the world through our dedicated Skype Service.


We are very proud of our reputation and we are committed to delivering a service that completely meets the needs of every individual client. Take a look below at some of our client testimonials:

I found my solicitor – Carla Fishlock very helpful and supportive through my tough time, it was nice to know I could trust her with mine and my children’s best interest at heart all the way through my divorce. I would highly recommend anyone who would need help

Carla, thank you for everything - I'm so very grateful for your invaluable guidance over the past couple of years, which has led to me maintaining a relationship with my children which I feared I would lose, and I would certainly recommend Goodwins to anyone in future who ends up in a similar situation.

My particular proceedings were long and drawn out. The guidance and calming attitude of Nic was invaluable and without it, my patience, temper and ability to think straight would have disappeared long before settlement almost certainly going against me. Nic stopped that from happening and got me the settlement I wanted from day one.

Without your hard work, and also the way you pushed me to get the court paperwork, I would never have got a great result, and for that I need to thank you personally. The work of the barrister in court was spectacular. You are both simply the best.

From the outset, I found Carla to be exceptionally helpful and understanding. She is a naturally empathetic person and she always responded very promptly to my queries. I found Carla’s approach to be thorough and high professional at all times. She is an invaluable asset to your firm. I have highly recommended Goodwins to friends and colleagues as an outstanding law firm in the area of family law.

Ray is brilliant and I must call to thank him. His advice was fantastic and so he was 'value for money' in that sense. Ray was more than a solicitor; he gave me honest friendship and advice. He kept me sane through some very difficult times.


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