*Khan v Ahmad

Marriage – Validity. The parties were parents to two children. The petitioner wife was a Sunni Muslim, whereas the respondent husband was a member of the Ahmahdi faith. At the time of the celebration of their marriage in Lahore in September 2005, both parties were resident and, it appeared, domiciled in Pakistan. The petitioner sought a declaration pursuant to s 55(1)(a) and (b) of the Family Law Act 1986 to the effect that the marriage was at its inception a valid marriage and that it subsisted as such on 18 March 2013, being the date upon which her current divorce petition had been issued. The Family Division held that the marriage had indeed been valid.

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