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Some people wonder about the conditions when a wife can divorce her husband when he marries or intends to marry a second wife. According to Egyptian Personal Status Law, there are several points relevant to such cases.
The Sohag [Sūhāj] Family Court has ruled that the husband’s conversion to Islam is not sufficient cause to grant his Christian wife a divorce, refusing to apply the official statute of the Coptic Orthodox Church.
The Egyptian family court in Ḥilwān filed the grounds of its ruling, which was based on the enforcement of the statute of Orthodox Copts regarding inheritance distribution. It resulted in Coptic lawyer Hudā Naṣr Allāh and her brothers receiving the same share of inheritance. 
On Monday an Egyptian court ruled in favour of Hudā Naṣr Allāh, a lawyer who had demanded to inherit the same share as her brothers. This historic ruling was praised by many human rights defenders, Copts and women. The human rights lawyer Hudā Naṣr Allāh wrote on her Facebook page, “Finally a...
In response to what has been recently circulated that an Egyptian court prevented a Christian citizen ‎from giving testimony, SaʿīdʿAbd al-Masīḥ ʿAbd Allāh, a lawyer, said that in 2016, he was able to testify before the ‎Family Court and the judge accepted his testimony.‎
7 December 2017, by Jasper A. Kiepe and Salma Khamis This article is the second installment in a three-part series: In the first article, we gave an overview on the situation in Egypt with respect to sexual harassment, and violence against women more generally. In this piece, we examine the...
The public prosecutor has launched an appeal on behalf of Camilia Lutfī to change the 2008 court ruling that granted her husband custody of their children.
There is no legislative standard in determining who is granted custody of the children in case of the parents’ divorce as a result of the father’s conversion. Similar cases are treated on a different basis with different results. An Egyptian lawyer said the situation was menacing sectarian sedition...
A Christian woman has managed to obtain a certificate of denominational change. The certificate states that the woman joined the Orthodox Church in March 12, 2006. She filed for Khul‘ before the family court, against her husband to whom she was married according to the Coptic Orthodox creed.
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