DIVORCE IN PAKISTAN:
Divorce in Pakistan is a sensitive issue not only in Pakistan but all over the world. When a female takes divorce through court it is called khula. When a male conduct the divorce procedure in Pakistan it is called divorce. Divorce law in Pakistan is not rigid. The divorce procedure for overseas Pakistani is also easy. Divorce by female is conducted in courts. Divorce by males is conducted in an arbitration council. Divorce settlement in Pakistan can also be done outside the courts through your lawyer. The procedure for divorce for newly married couples is the same as the divorce procedure in Pakistan for couples who are married for years. Divorce by mutual consent is also possible in Pakistan. A mutual divorce deed in Pakistan is signed by both males and females in case of mutual divorce in Pakistan. Divorce before rukhsati and divorce after rukhsati have the same procedure. Divorce by sms can be a formal notice of divorce to a female but it is not an official divorce as per the divorce law in Pakistan. There can be no general divorce format in Pakistan as every case is a separate and different case. Divorce notices in Pakistan can be sent through a process server in Pakistan appointed by your lawyer.
DIVORCE PROCEDURE IN PAKISTAN:
The standard divorce procedure in Pakistan is as below.
- Hire a lawyer to conduct the procedure of divorce in Pakistan for you.
- Discuss your issue with the lawyer and provide him with the divorce documents required
- Your lawyer will draft the divorce documents for you. Your lawyer may also draft divorce papers online for you.
- The lawyer will send a divorce notice in Pakistan or abroad where the wife the residing.
- The lawyer will submit your file to the arbitration council.
- The lawyer will conduct your divorce proceedings in court.
- Minimum of 90 days of legal proceedings are conducted in the court
- The divorce procedure for overseas Pakistani is a bit changed so discuss it with your lawyer.
- After the divorce proceedings in Pakistan, a divorce certificate is issued which is the sole proof of being divorced for you.
Our law firm deals with cases of divorce by female and males. We can get you divorced very quickly. Everything in Pakistan does work by the books or as per divorce law in Pakistan. Many things in Pakistan happen outside the books also. If you need the divorce quickly in a few days you can contact us. We can handle your issues by the book and outside the books also. We can prepare divorce papers online for you. You can contact us for the divorce by mutual consent also. We can also draft a mutual divorce deed for you. We can make the procedure of divorce in Pakistan easy for you. The divorce procedure in Pakistan unfortunately takes years. Instead of avoiding such a long process, you may hire our law firm. Divorce by females is called khula in Pakistan and divorce by males is called talaq.
DIVORCE LAW IN PAKISTAN:
The MFLO deals with divorce law in Pakistan. When you are paying your lawyer for the divorce then it means leave the divorce procedure in Pakistan for your lawyer. You cannot be a doctor by reading a medical book likewise you cannot become a lawyer by reading a law book. Our law firm is an expert in divorce law in Pakistan. We can also be contacted for the divorce procedure for overseas Pakistan. We have dealt with thousands of cases of divorce of Pakistanis living in the country and living abroad. We deal with cases of divorce by female and males. Divorce law in Pakistan is in favor of both males and females. The law does not force a husband and a wife to live together. However, the law tries to have conciliation between the both but against the forced relationship. The law does not accept divorce by sms. The law before the divorce before rukhsati and the divorce after rukhsati is the same. The procedure of divorce in Pakistan requires to be followed to be officially divorced. In the case of a mutual divorce deed also the procedure of divorce in Pakistan is required to be followed. Divorce notice in Pakistan is a part of the official process. Once you are officially divorced, you will get a Nadra divorce certificate in Pakistan.
DIVORCE PROCEDURE FOR OVERSEAS PAKISTANI:
The divorce procedure for overseas Pakistani involves the embassy. When a person is out of the country he has to appoint an attorney through the embassy who will conduct the procedure of divorce in Pakistan on his behalf. The difference between divorce by a person or abroad is that the divorce procedure in Pakistan is conducted by the attorney on his behalf. The divorce law in Pakistan says that the person either has to appear himself if he is in Pakistan. If he is not in Pakistan then he has to appoint an attorney through the embassy. Even in the process of divorce by a female in the family court, she has to appoint an attorney through the embassy. Even in case of divorce by mutual consent or through mutual divorce deed the procedure is conducted by an attorney. The divorce procedure for overseas Pakistani or the divorce procedure of a foreigner in Pakistan requires that the attorney should be appointed by the person through a special power of attorney attested through the Pakistani embassy or consulate abroad. But as mentioned above many things in Pakistan are not by the books so please consult us for the shortcuts. The procedure of divorce for a newly married couple is the same as the person married for many years. We can also prepare your divorce papers online or can have a divorce settlement in Pakistan. The process of talaq in Pakistan can be processed even without coming to Pakistan.
DIVORCE BY FEMALE:
The divorce by female is called khula which is filed in the family courts of Pakistan. The procedure of divorce in Pakistan for males and females is different. A male in Pakistan can divorce his wife without any reason. A female required a valid ground for the divorce procedure in Pakistan. The divorce law in Pakistan requires that the wife have to prove her case through a lawyer in family court to get the divorce. The divorce procedure for the overseas Pakistani wife can be conducted in Pakistan without her coming to Pakistan. Divorce by a foreigner in Pakistan is also possible by appointing an attorney through the Pakistani embassy or consulate abroad. Divorce by female in Pakistan whether she is a Pakistani or a foreigner is possible without coming to Pakistan. Divorce notice in Pakistan is sent to the other spouse even if the case is filed by the husband or a wife. The divorce format in Pakistan is different for the male and female. Divorce before the consummation of marriage in Pakistan will also have to follow the same procedure. Whether the divorce is through the family court or it is the divorce from the union council you have to appoint a lawyer. Even if you don’t have your nikahnama registration in Pakistan, still you can process your divorce. Divorce cost is different in Pakistan depending on the expertise of your lawyer. Divorce fees in Pakistan vary from city to city and from case to case.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT ARE DIVORCE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED TO START THE PROCESS? The divorce documents required to start the process of divorce in Pakistan varies case to case. Normally an id card copy and marriage certificate are required. To start the divorce procedure in Pakistan speak to your lawyer who will guide you on what documents you may require to start the process of divorce in Pakistan.
CAN THE PROCEDURE OF DIVORCE IN PAKISTAN EXPEDITED? Yes! Your lawyer can expedite the procedure of divorce in Pakistan. You can speak to your lawyer. Lawyers know the shortcut to get you divorced soon. We can help in getting a divorce in just a few days.
CAN YOUR LAW FIRM HAVE A DIVORCE SETTLEMENT IN PAKISTAN? Yes! Our law firm can have the divorce settlement in Pakistan and per the divorce law in Pakistan. After the divorce you are eligible to get issued your unmarried certificate in Pakistan.
CAN YOU DRAFT DIVORCE PAPERS ONLINE? Yes! We can draft divorce papers online for you. We can also prepare a mutual divorce deed in Pakistan for you.
IS DIVORCE FOR A NEWLY MARRIED COUPLE THE SAME? Yes! The divorce for a newly married couple is the same as for couples married for a long time.
HOW TO SEND DIVORCE LETTER IN PAKISTAN? The court sends the divorce letter in Pakistan. Whether it’s a divorce by a female or a divorce by a male, notices are sent to the other party.
WHO SENDS DIVORCE NOTICES IN PAKISTAN? The court or your lawyer can send the divorce notice in Pakistan. Even if you don’t want the notices to be sent to the other party, discuss them with a lawyer as they have solutions for all legal issues.
WHAT IS THE PROCESS OF DIVORCE BEFORE RUKHSATI? The process of divorce before rukhsati is the same as the process of divorce in Pakistan after rukhsati. After divorce before rukhsati you can immediately do your court marriage in Pakistan.
IS DIVORCE BY SMS VALID? No! The divorce by sms is not official. Divorce by sms can be termed as a notice to the wife but it is not an official divorce. Officially you are divorced when you are issued a divorce certificate.
CAN WE HAVE DIVORCE BY MUTUAL CONSENT? Yes! We can conduct your divorce by mutual consent and prepare your mutual divorce deed in Pakistan. You can also contact us for the divorce procedure for overseas Pakistani.
WHAT IS THE TIME FOR DIVORCE FROM THE UNION COUNCIL? The time for a divorce from the union council as per the divorce law in Pakistan is a minimum of 90 days. There is no limit provided for the maximum period which is mostly abused by the union council.
CAN YOU PREPARE MUTUAL DIVORCE DEED? Yes! We can prepare a mutual divorce deed in Pakistan for you. The mutual divorce deed is a deed that is signed by both the male and the female. When the husband and the wife both mutually agreed to get a divorce then a mutual divorce deed in Pakistan is prepared. If the parties are not mutually agreed then the female can file a case of dissolution of marriage in Pakistan and Khula in Pakistan
CAN WE FILE FOR DIVORCE BEFORE CONSUMATION OF MARRIAGE? Yes! You can file for divorce before the consummation of marriage. The marriage is a marriage even if no consummation took place. If there is a marriage or court marriage in Pakistan irrespective of consummation the spouse will have to go through the procedure of divorce in Pakistan.
CAN I SEE THE DIVORCE FORMAT IN PAKISTAN? The divorce format in Pakistan is different in each case. There is no fixed divorce format in Pakistan. We can prepare your divorce docs so don’t need to worry about the format. All you need is to speak to our lawyers.
HOW MUCH IS DIVORCE COST IN PAKISTAN? The divorce cost in Pakistan is different in each case. Normally the divorce cost in Pakistan varies between Rs-50000 to Rs-10000 pkr depending on the expertise of your lawyer in Lahore Pakistan. Divorce fee in Pakistan is different in each case.