OCA rules on Islamic marriage contract
Meysa Maleki says a recent Ontario Court of Appeal decision clarifies the legal test around how Mahers are applied. Photo: Robin Kuniski

OCA rules on Islamic marriage contract

The Court of Appeal has determined that part of an Islamic marriage contract was part of net family property under the Ontario Family Law Act. The appeal in Bakhshi v. Hosseinzadeh concerned whether property conveyed under an Islamic marriage contract — or Maher — should be excluded from net family property, which is the monetary value of parties’ net worth that is equalized between spouses when they separate.

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