Q. Can husband and wife dissolve their marriage through mutual consent?
A: Yes, they can dissolve their marriage through mutual agreement; the said divorce is called Talaq-e-Mubarat, literal meaning of Mubarat is ‘obtaining release from each other’. The offer for separation in Mubarat may proceed either from the wife or from the husband and as soon as it is accepted dissolution is complete.
Q: Whereabouts of my husband are not known for a long time can I end my marriage?
A: Yes, you can end this marriage under the Dissolution of Muslim Marriage Act 1939 if whereabouts of your husband are not known for a period of four years.
Q: Notice of Talaq sent through Chairman Union Council can it be revoked?
A: Yes, divorce/talaq notice can be revoked before expiry of ninety days from the date on which it was delivered.
Q: How do I protect myself from harassment by my spouse and his or her family members?
A: If you find yourself threatened, assaulted etc. by your spouse you may file a complaint at the police station against your spouse.
Q: I have applied for a divorce, is it safe now to go for new marriage?
A: You should not plan to remarry until the divorce is finalized.
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