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My partner would like me to undertake a Nikah 'urfi marriage contract in Jordan. I understand this ceremony is a purely religious one i.e. it will not be registered with the Jordanian authorities and will have no legal status in Jordan, but will have permanent status. Will this ceremony have any legal implications in the UK vis-s-vis my UK property, finances and marital status? If the ceremony is conducted in the UK, would the same legal implications apply? Would I have to seek 'Khula' to terminate the contract or would this not be necessary if my UK legal status is unaffected?
Thanks very much for this. Very clear and concise.
If conducted in UK, would the contract be seen as a common law arrangement and be subject to any other laws?