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There are significant differences between some cultural or religious family law and the civil family laws in Canada. It is important for women to know about these differences before they make any decisions about how they want to organize their …

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We have updated our article on working with a woman who has signed a mahr with her husband. Mahr (also spelled maher, mohr and mehr) is a form of marriage agreement in which the husband promises to pay his wife …

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Mahr is a form of marriage agreement in which the husband promises to pay his wife (in cash or other forms of property) if the marriage ends or if he dies. Muslim marriage contracts always include a mahr, whether the …

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