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Enforcement of Religious Contract in a Divorce

Warner successfully represented an ex-spouse in enforcing a religious contract, a mahr (in the Islamic faith, a gift of money or property made by a man to the woman he marries), as part of the lower court’s divorce decree.

This case established a binding precedent for Michigan state trial courts in favor of enforcing religious contracts under Michigan law.

Seifeddine v. Jaber, No. 343411, _ N.W.2d _ (Mich. Ct. App. 2018)