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Personal Status Law No.188 of Iraq (1959) – 5: The Waiting Period (Iddat)

Article 47 – The wife must observe a waiting period called iddat in the two following cases: 1- If she and her husband are separated after consummation, whether through revocable divorce, minor or major irrevocable divorce, legal separation, annulment, peaceful suspension, or choice of termination. 2- If her husband died, even is such death occurred [...]

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Personal Status Law No.188 of Iraq (1959) – 4: The Dissolution of Marriage

Section 1 – Divorce Article 34 1- Divorce means to sever the bond of marriage. It is done by the man, the woman, any authorized representative or the judge. The divorce must be performed according to the Shari’a. 2- A proxy is not accepted in the procedures of social investigation, arbitration and divorce*. *Article 34 [...]

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Personal Status Law No.188 of Iraq (1959) – 3: Matrimonial Rights and their Stipulations

Section 1 – The Dowry* *The woman collects her deferred dowry in case of divorce estimated in gold on the date of marriage conclusion as stipulated in Resolution № 127 promulgated by the Revolutionary Command Council dated July 24, 1999. Article 19 1- The wife is entitled to the dowry stipulated in the contract. If [...]

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Personal Status Law No.188 of Iraq (1959) – 2: Marriage

Section 1 – Forbidden Women & Marriage to Women Belonging to the People of the Book Article 12 In order for the marriage to be sound, the woman must not be lawfully forbidden to the man who wants to marry her. Article 13 Prohibition of marriage is divided into two parts: permanent and temporary. While [...]

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