At Winston Solicitors we have a dedicated department specialising in Islamic Divorce. With years of experience, our Islamic divorce lawyers can help assist you in obtaining a “Khula” (divorce) quickly whilst also ensuring our full process is compliant with your religious principles.
We currently work closely with an approved Sharia Panel which means we can offer you an ethical and fair Islamic divorce process.
Why use Winston Solicitors:
- Our department has years of experience in this field.
- Our process is a lot quicker than most other panels- approx. 60% quicker.
- We have an appointed Islamic scholar who can assist you with any of your religious needs.
- Our Islamic Divorce Lawyers can offer services, in English, Urdu and Punjabi.
- Unlike most other Sharia panels, we will never expect you to attend a meeting where your ex-partner is also present.
- We offer a free short consultation.
The simple answer is that it all depends on who you instruct. If you use a reputable firm/panel then the process should be both clear and organised. At Winston Solicitors the average time scale for our client’s from when their Application is submitted to a decision being made is 2 months compared to other firms who have a usual average of 8 months. It is important to note that not all firms/panels have a structured process which means the decision to grant a “Khula” can take up to a lengthy 8 months.
Following the panel meeting, if an Islamic Divorce is to be granted, the panel will issue you with a formal divorce certificate similar to that of a Decree Absolute. At Winston Solicitors we always hold a duplicate copy on file for up to 6 years.
Yes, the Islamic Divorce panel have to satisfy themselves that your case is significant enough for an Islamic Divorce to be granted. Certain panels require face to face meetings, however this isn’t necessary. At Winston Solicitors we arrange panel meetings by way of video call, it allows our clients to feel at ease and relaxed in their own environment.
At Winston Solicitors we have helped many clients obtain an Islamic Divorce even in the circumstances where they could not produce their Nikaah certificate. So do not worry, you just need to be proactive. You must first try and contact the organisation that carried out your Nikaah Ceremony as they would usually hold a duplicate copy of your Nikaah certificate for their records. If this isn’t possible, then you will have to provide sufficient evidence to the Islamic Divorce panel so that they can be satisfied that the marriage actually took place. Winston Solicitors can help you with this.