Private Detective Announce Matrimonial Services in light of an Article in The Telegraph: Sharia Divorces Could be Allowed After Legal Ruling

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Matrimonial detectives Private Detective announce their services in light of a recent Telegraph report by Richard Alleyne dated 1st Feb 2013: Sharia Divorces Could be Allowed After Legal Ruling

These cases can be quite confusing and conflicting with their beliefs and religion so this move by Mr Justice Baker is very encouraging

According to the report divorce settlements could be made by Sharia and religious courts. The case of a young Orthodox Jewish couple who had a religious wedding in 2006 and lived in Israel before returning to London for their first child to be born. The couple split up in 2009 after the birth of their second child and disputes over access to the children led the father to start court proceedings under the Hague Convention.

The report goes on to say that before the case came to court in London the dispute had been referred to a senior rabbi at the Beth Din in Manhattan, New York. Mr Justice Baker of the High court in London allowed the decision but said that ‘the Beth Din ruling cannot be binding because that would make it more important than that of a court judgement’. Mr Justice Baker said he examined the principles used by the Beth Din and ensured that they were in line with the laws in England and Wales.

"The parties' devout beliefs had been respected," he said.

"The outcome was in keeping with English law, whilst achieved by a process rooted in Jewish culture to which the families belong."

This case has opened the door for other similar divorce cases to be held in religious courts. It would bring a better outcome as it would be in line with the couple’s beliefs and with the laws in England and Wales.

The matrimonial detectives, Private Detective are often approached by spouses from different countries, cultures and religions that are looking for help with matrimonial disputes and problems. Private Detectieve can help to provide proof of wrongdoing and help with advice and support, however, in cases where the clients have deep rooted religious beliefs and there are many varying laws between cultures and religions it may become more time consuming ensuring every asspect of the case is in keeping with the culture, laws and beliefs.    

A spokesperson from Private Detective said: “These cases can be quite confusing and conflicting with their beliefs and religion so this move by Mr Justice Baker is very encouraging.”

Private Detective located in Bristol along with their sister company Private Detective located in Manchester is a team of highly trained professional and discreet private investigators and detectives with over 35 years’ experience in the industry. Their understanding and approachable team of male and female detectives are available 24/7 to conduct matrimonial, corporate and private investigations.

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