New regulations will have Saudi women notified about divorce in 'text'
The new measure ensures women get alimony rights when they're divorced. It also ensures that any powers of attorney issued before the divorce are not misusedAuthor : Sunaina
Riyadh, Jan 6 (UNI) A new regulation in Saudi Arabia is set to stop Saudi women from not knowing about their own divorce.
Now, the courts will be required to notify women by text on rulings confirming their divorces from Sunday,reported sources.
According to the local female lawyers, this measure will end secret divorces - cases where men end a marriage without telling their wives.
Expressing happiness over the new regulation,Saudi lawyer Nisreen al-Ghamdi said,"The new measure ensures women get alimony rights when they're divorced. It also ensures that any powers of attorney issued before the divorce are not misused."
Women have gained more rights since the crown prince consolidated his power a couple of years ago.
Earlier, Saudi Arabia has lifted the ban on driving -the only one of its kind in the world -- and has loosened many restrictions related to gender mixing and social life in recent times.